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Giambattista Cinzio Giraldi (1504–1573)

Giraldi, Giambattista Cinzio. An Italian dramatist, novelist, and poet; born in Ferrara, Nov. 1504; died there, Dec. 30, 1573. Becoming a distinguished professor of literature, he ended as rhetorician at the Academy of Pavia, where he was admitted about 1570 under the name of Cinthio, Cintio, or Cinzio, signing his works thus variously from this date. Of his plays the best known is ‘Orbecche’ (1541). Shakespeare and Beaumont and Fletcher helped themselves to his ‘Gli Hecatommithi’ (Hundred Tales, 1565).