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Marco Girolamo Vida (c. 1485–1566)

Vida, Marco Girolamo (vē’dä). A modern Latin poet; born at Cremona, about 1485; died at Alba, Sept. 27, 1566. In his early manhood he won a European reputation with his two didactic poems in Latin, ‘The Game of Chess’ and ‘The Silkworm.’ Among his other poems are: ‘On the Art of Poetry’ (1527); ‘The Christiad,’ an epic (1535). He also wrote a dialogue ‘On the Republic,’ in which the interlocutors are Vida and several cardinals whose society he enjoyed at the Council of Trent.