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Bibbiena (1470–1520)

Bibbiena (bēb-bē-ā’nā) [Bernardo Dovizio, who was styled Bibbiena]. An Italian poet; born at Bibbiena, Aug. 4, 1470; died on Nov. 9, 1520. For many years secretary to Cardinal Giovanni de’ Medici, in whose election as Pope Leo X. he is said to have had a considerable share, he was appointed treasurer, and soon after raised to the dignity of cardinal. In this dignity he became an ardent promoter of art and science. His comedy ‘Calandria’ is among the earliest in Italian literature.