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Frate Iacopone e la "Sedes Sapientiae"

Frate Iacopone e la "Sedes Sapientiae"

Jacopo dei Benedetti, known as Jacopone da Todi and known as Iacopone da Todi (Todi, between about 1230 and 1236 - Collazzone, December 25, 1306), was an Italian clergyman and poet venerated as blessed by the Catholic Church. Critics consider him one of the most important Italian poets of the Middle Ages, certainly among the most celebrated authors of religious lauds in Italian literature. His is a "vigorous and unsettling voice" which fits in exceptional ways and forms within the context of the new tradition of laude. By Jacopone we have come to us, in addition to the Laude (of which about 90 are of certain attribution and numerous others uncertain), a Latin epistle to Giovanni della Verna, the famous Pianto della Madonna and the Stabat Mater, while there are doubts about some Sayings and a Treatise on Mystical Love. In 1267 he married Vanna, daughter of Bernardino di Guidone, count of Coldimezzo.