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Matteo Maria Boiardo (1440/1 — December 20, 1494) was an Italian Renaissance poet.

Boiardo was born at, or near, Scandiano (today's province of Reggio Emilia); the son of Giovanni di Feltrino and Lucia Strozzi, he was of noble lineage, ranking as Count of Scandiano, with seignorial power over Arceto, Casalgrande, Gesso, and Torricella. Boiardo was an ideal example of a gifted and accomplished courtier, possessing at the same time a manly heart and deep humanistic learning.

Up to the year of his marriage to Taddea Gonzaga, the daughter of the Count of Novellara (1472), he had received many marks of favour from Borso d'Este, duke of Ferrara, having been sent to meet Frederick III (1469), and afterwards visiting Pope Paul II (1471) in the train of Borso. In 1473 he joined the retinue which escorted Eleonora of Aragon, the daughter of Ferdinand I, to meet her spouse, Ercole, at Ferrara. Five years later Boiardo was invested with the governorship of Reggio, an office which he filled with noted success till his death, except for a brief interval (1481-86) when he was governor of Modena.

In his youth Boiardo had been a successful imitator of Petrarca's love poems. More serious attempts followed with the Istoria Imperiale, some adaptations of Nepos, Apuleius, Herodotus, Xenophon, etc., and his Eclogues. These were followed by a comedy, Il Timone (1487?).

He is best remembered, however, for his grandiose poem of chivalry and romance Orlando Innamorato.

Rime, another work from 1499, was largely forgotten until the English-Italian librarian Antonio Panizzi published it in 1835.

It is uncertain when Boiardo wrote a poem about a selfcomposed, unusual Tarot game, which is of relevance to Tarot research of 15th century and the question of when Tarot developed. A deck, which was produced according the poem (probably shortly after Boiardo's death) has partially survived.
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Total Books: 39
Orlando Innamorato Orlando in Love
2014 - Orlando Innamorato Orlando in Love [Top 100 Classic Epic Poems] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781500489205
ISBN-10: 1500489204
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Orlando Innamorato
2013 - The Orlando Innamorato (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781314294347
ISBN-10: 1314294342
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
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Il Parnasso Italiano Continuato Giusta Gli Ottimi Testi Antichi Con Illustrazioni Biografiche Storiche E Critiche  Edizione Ornata Dei Ritratti Dei Poeti Suddetti
Orlando Innamorato
2011 - Orlando Innamorato [Italian Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781179826646
ISBN-10: 1179826647
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Nouvelle Traduction De Roland L'amoureux De Matheo Maria Boyardo Comte Di Scandiano Volume 2
2010 - Nouvelle Traduction De Roland L'amoureux De Matheo Maria Boyardo Comte Di Scandiano Volume 2 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781144400222
ISBN-10: 1144400228
Genre: Nonfiction
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Orlando Innamorato Di Bojardo  Orlando Furioso Di Ariosto
2010 - Orlando Innamorato Di Bojardo Orlando Furioso Di Ariosto [Volume 6] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780217026529
ISBN-10: 0217026524
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Collezione Di Opere Inedite O Rare Volumes 95-96
2010 - Collezione Di Opere Inedite O Rare Volumes 95-96 [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143689116
ISBN-10: 1143689119
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Orlando Innamorato Volume 2
2010 - Orlando Innamorato Volume 2 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142322205
ISBN-10: 1142322203
Genre: Reference
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Orlando Innamorato Volume 4
2010 - Orlando Innamorato Volume 4 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142368982
ISBN-10: 114236898X
Genre: Reference
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Orlando Innamorato Di Bojardo Orlando Furioso Di Ariosto
2010 - Orlando Innamorato Di Bojardo Orlando Furioso Di Ariosto (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142530952
ISBN-10: 1142530957
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Stories from the Italian Poets With Lives of the Writers
Orlando Innamorato Volume 1
2010 - Orlando Innamorato Volume 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142857387
ISBN-10: 1142857387
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Orlando Innamorato Volume 3
2010 - Orlando Innamorato Volume 3 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142958015
ISBN-10: 1142958019
Genre: Reference
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The Expedition of Gradasso A Metrical Romance Selected From the Orlando Innamorato
Orlando innamorato di Bojardo
2009 - Orlando Innamorato Di Bojardo [1830] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780217523301
ISBN-10: 0217523307
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Sonetti E Canzone Del Poeta Clarissimo Matteo Maria Boiardo Conte Di Scandiano
Extrait De Roland L'Amoureux De Matheo Maria Boyardo Comte De Scaniano
2009 - Extrait De Roland L'amoureux De Matheo Maria Boyardo Comte De Scaniano [1780 - French Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104126483
ISBN-10: 1104126486
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Orlando Innamorato/Orlando in Love
2004 - Orlando Innamorato/orlando in Love (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781932559019
ISBN-10: 1932559019
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Orlando Innamorato  - Italian / English Edition
1989 - Orlando Innamorato - Italian / English Edition [Biblioteca Italiana, No. 6] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780520059788
ISBN-10: 0520059786
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Amorum Libri the Lyric Poems of Matteo Maria Boiardo [Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies] (Hardcover)
Amorum libri tres
Amorum Libri Tres [Nuova raccolta di classici italiani annotati - Italian Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788806147136
ISBN-10: 8806147137
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Canzoniere  Amorum libri
Canzoniere Amorum Libri (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788811584018
ISBN-10: 8811584019
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