Ludovico Ariosto Quotes

Ludovico Ariosto
  • Ludovico Ariosto

  • Date of birth: August 03, 1474
  • Died: May 27, 1533
  • Born: in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

  • Description: Ludovico Ariosto was an Italian poet. He is best known as the author of the romance epic Orlando Furioso (1516). The poem, a continuation of Matteo Maria Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato, describes the adventures of Charlemagne, Orlando, and the Franks as they battle against the Saracens with diversions into many side plots. Ariosto composed the poem in the ottava rima rhyme scheme and introduced narratorial commentary throughout the work.