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Antonio Francesco Grazzini

Grazzini, Antonio Francesco (äntôˈnyō fränchāˈskō grät-tsēˈnē) [key], 1503–84, Italian author, one of the founders of the Accademia della Crusca (1550). He was an apothecary by trade. As a founder of the Accademia degli Umidi, each of whose members had to assume the name of a fish, he took the name Il Lasca [the roach]. He is best known for Le Cene [the suppers], tales of Florentine life. He also wrote comedies of intrigue and burlesque verses in the style of Francesco Berni in which he attacked Petrarchan humanism.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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