The Father of Humanism
Francesco Petrarch's Background
Francesco Petrarch was born July 20th, 1304 In Azerro, Italy. He grew up as a Florentine. His dad was exiled from the city. He then moved to Avigon, a city in Southern France, in 1312. He attended the University of Montpellier. And his interest in poetry was frowned upon by his father, and at one time burned several volumes of ancient Latin authors found in his possession.
Francesco Petrarch's Achievements
One of Francesco Petrarch's greatest works of art as a poet was "The Canzoniere". And Petrarch was also a recipient of The Laurel Crown, an award that goes to only the best poets. And he is the well known father of humanism.