“Who over-refines his argument brings himself to grief.” Petrarch, aka Francesco Petrarca

“Who over-refines his argument brings himself to grief.”

Francesco Petrarca

“Who over-refine his argument brings himself to grief.”
Francesco Petrarca – Petrarch

Preserved Image of Francesco Petrarca, aka Petrarch

July 20, 1304 – July 19, 1374

Italian Scholar, Poet

“The Father Of Humanism”

Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) is honored by many as the father of Humanism. He is also considered by many to be the “father of the Renaissance.” He claimed secular achievements did not necessarily preclude an authentic relationship with God.  A highly introspective man,  his writings stimulated philosophical discussions which helped shape the Humanistic movement, and still spark  heated debate today.

Francesco Petrarch – The Dawn Of Love – Sonnet 3 – Read by Anton Lesser

This image of Petrarca (above) is taken from this original 19th Century “Historical Portraits of Famous and Women”  collectors book below.

The Petrarca image was salvaged, preserved and archived from this book which is a Circa 1860’s private collection of mail-order portraits.

  Book and images maintained and preserved by Gaye Crispin

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