Baldassare Castiglione  

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Baldassare Castiglione (December 6, 1478 – February 2, 1529) was an Italian writer, courtier, diplomat, soldier and a prominent Renaissance author.

Castiglione wrote Il Cortegiano or The Book of the Courtier, a courtesy book dealing with questions of the etiquette and morality of the courtier. It was very influential in 16th-century European court circles.

See also

sprezzatura, court life

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