Baldassare Castiglione, Count Castiglione (1478-1529) was a Italian author and diplomat, who described the perfect Renaissance gentieman in "Il Cortegiano" (The Courtier) in 1528.
Born near Mantua, Castiglione served the Duke of Milan, and in 1506 was engaged by the Duke of Albino on a mission to Henry VII of England.
While in Spain in 1524 he was created bishop of Avila.
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Baldassare Castiglione was a prominent Italian Renaissance author and diplomat.
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