Leonardo Aretino (Bruni) (Arezzo, c. 1370 - Florence, 1444). La Guerra de Ghoti. Vinegia: Gabriel Giolito de Ferrari, 1548.

Leonardo Bruni served as chancellor of Florence from 1427 until his death. He wrote Historiarum Florentini populi libri XII ("Twelve books of histories of the Florentine people"), the first history to critically examine the sources of Florentine history. Bruni wrote in a ciceronian style and translated many Latin and Greek classics. His works in the vernacular-- biographies of Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio-- increased appreciation of Italian poetry among humanists.

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