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Cinthio

Italian poet and dramatist who wrote the first modern tragedy on classical principles to appear on the Italian stage (Orbecche), and who was one of the first writers of tragicomedy. He studied under Celio Calcagnini and succeeded him in the chair of rhetoric at Ferrara (1541), later moving to the universities of Turin and Pavia

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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