Aretino, Pietro

Aretino, Pietro an Italian writer, was born at Venice, and died in 1556. His boldness in criticising public men obtained for him the sobriquet of the Flail of Princes. He composed paraphrases on the Penitential Psalms:-The Life of the Blessed Virgin; of St. Thomas Aquinas; St. Catharine of Sienna, etc.

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