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Benvenuto Cellini (1500–1571)

Cellini, Benvenuto (chel-lē’nē). An Italian sculptor, metal-worker, and writer of memoirs; born in Florence, Nov. 3, 1500; died there, Feb. 13, 1571. His extraordinary adventures (as set forth in the racy style of his ‘Autobiography’) gives the fascinating story of his life an important place in letters. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).