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A Week in Literary History

November 1st, 2002

Italian goldsmith, sculptor, and autobiographer Benvenuto Cellini (The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, 1728) is born in Florence in 1500.

Benvenuto Cellini, b. November 3, 1500, d. 1571

celliniIn addition to being one of the most gifted artists of his time, a master goldsmith and sculptor, Cellini was also a brawler, a draftsman, a soldier, a musician, a murderer, and the author of the most valuable book of the Renaissance, his Autobiography. In it, we learn more about that period than in a thousand other books combined, and we also follow with pleasure Benvenuto’s colorful and racy escapades.

Suggested Reading Autobiography The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, 1728.

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