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Guido Guinicelli (c. 1230–1276)

Guinicelli, Guido (gwē-nē-chel’ē). An Italian poet; born in Bologna about 1230; died in exile in 1276. His importance is due to his influence upon Dante, who pronounced him a model of grace and style, and apostrophized him in the ‘Inferno.’ The poems, so far as they have survived, scarcely justify Dante’s praise. They comprise seven canzoni or songs in the style of the ode, and five sonnets, all dealing with love, and characterized more by feeling and beauty of sentiment than by power.