Baldassare Castiglione, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Baldassare Castiglione

Italian Renaissance author (1478-1529)

Date of Birth: 06-Dec-1478

Place of Birth: Marcaria, Lombardy, Italy

Date of Death: 08-Feb-1529

Profession: writer, poet, diplomat

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Baldassare Castiglione

  • Baldassare Castiglione (Italian: [baldas'sa?re kasti?'?o?ne]; December 6, 1478 – February 2, 1529), count of Casatico, was an Italian courtier, diplomat, soldier and a prominent Renaissance author, who is probably most famous for his authorship of Il Cortegiano or The Book of the Courtier.
  • The work was an example of a courtesy book, dealing with questions of the etiquette and morality of the courtier, and was very influential in 16th-century European court circles.

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