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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Vincenzo da Filicaia (1642–1707)

Filicaja, Vincenzo da (fē-lē-kä’yä). A distinguished Italian poet (1642–1707). He published nothing till 1684, when appeared his grand odes on the rescue of Vienna from the Turks, which won the admiration of all Italy, and honorable notice on the part of the Emperor Leopold, King John Sobieski of Poland, and Queen Christina of Sweden. Filicaja is one of the foremost lyrists of Italy; nevertheless he trusts perhaps too much to art and less to the native vigor of his inspiration. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).