Giovanni della Casa
Casa, Giovanni della (jōvänˈnē dĕlˈlä käˈzä) [key], 1503–56, Italian cleric and poet. He was archbishop of Benevento and papal nuncio to Venice. He wrote lyric verse, a life of Bembo, and a treatise on etiquette, the Galateo (1560, tr. 1576). His verse is often of great dignity and formal beauty.
See L. de' Lucchi, An Anthology of Italian Poems (1922).
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