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Niccolò Franco (1515–1570)

Franco, Niccolò (frän’kō). An Italian poet (1515–70). He was long the intimate friend of Pietro Aretino, and his rival in licentiousness of verse; at Rome he was punished repeatedly for his offenses against decency, and at last hanged for his satires against Pius V. Among his works are: ‘Popular Epistles’ (1538); ‘Piscatorial Eclogues’; ‘Priapea.’