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Torquato Tasso (Composer)

Born: 11th March 1544, Sorrento, Italy

Died: 25th April 1595, Rome

Nationality: Italian

Torquato Tasso was an Italian poet of the 16th century, known for his 1591 poem Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the Siege of Jerusalem of 1099.

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