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Giambattista Gelli (1498–1563)

Gelli, Giambattista (jāl’ē). An Italian literary critic and dramatist; born in Florence, Aug. 12, 1498; died there, July 24, 1563. Originally a stocking-weaver, he devoted his leisure to study, and became known for his public readings upon Dante. ‘Readings in the Florentine Academy,’ ‘Readings on Petrarch,’ ‘Lectures on Dante,’ and similar studies are authoritative. His comedies—‘Sport,’ founded upon the ‘Aulularia’ of Plautus, and ‘Error,’ a broad burlesque—are famous in Italian literature.