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Teofilo Folengo (1496–1554)

Folengo, Teofilo (fō-len’gō) [Pseudonym “Merlino Coccajo”]. An Italian poet (1496–1554). His ‘Macaronic Work of Merlino Coccajo, Mantuan Poet’ (1517), later enlarged, comprises the comico-heroic poems ‘Baldus’ and ‘Moscæa’ (War of the Midges). His satire is mostly against monachism. Under the pseudonym “Limerno Pitocco” he wrote in Italian the epic satire ‘Orlandino’ (1526); partly in macaronic, partly in pure Italian, partly in pure Latin, ‘The Chaos of Three by One’ (1527), in which he darkly recounts the events of his own life.