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Meet Petrarch, A Poet Who Wrote 317 Love Poems To A Woman by Emeritus1200: 8:03am On Aug 27, 2022
In his lifetime, Petrach wrote 366 sonnets, and the vast majority of them, 317 precisely, were dedicated to a lady, named Laura, an embodiment of beauty, though she was not evidently known by people. He spent much of his lifetime, admiring and fantasizing marrying a lady whom he met once in a church. Funnily enough, Laura got married two years before their meeting. However, Petrach, an ardent suitor, would not give in to such defeat. He went ahead to buy an estate very near to his self known lover, Laura, who did not even know whether he existed.

8 years after Petrach bought the estate, Laura died. Despite her demise, he wrote ‘Trionfi’ for her. The love he had for Laura was undying, unexpressed and unrequited.

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