Gaspara Stampa: Fifty Sonnets

A selection of fifty sonnets by the great Italian Renaissance poet, Gaspara Stampa, is now available on the site here. Fifty more sonnets will be added shortly. Called 'the Sappho of our age' for her literary and musical skills, Gaspara further developed the Petrarchean sonnet, while recording the course of her love for Count Collaltino di Collalto, a Venetian nobleman, soldier and published poet. 

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