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Torquato Tasso
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Born: March 11, 1544

Died: April 25, 1595 (aged 51)

Nationality: Italian

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Torquato Tasso was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata, in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem. He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by the Pope.

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