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Latini, Brunetto

Latini, Brunetto bro͞onĕt´tō lätē´nē [key], d. 1294?, Italian man of letters, a diplomat. He introduced French literature to Italy and wrote, in French, Li livres dou tresor, the first vernacular encyclopedia. It was an immediate success. Dante praised him in the Divine Comedy.

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