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Apostolo Zeno (1668–1750)

Zeno, Apostolo (dzā’nō). An Italian dramatist and historian; born at Venice, 1668; died in the same city, 1750. He has been called the father of Italian opera, and acquired great fame by his dramatic works, published in 1744, in many volumes. Among his other works are: ‘Historical Dissertations’ (1752–53); and ‘Epistles’ (1785).