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Type: Poet
Nationality: Italian
Date of Birth: 20/07/1304
Date of Death: 19/07/1374


 

Francesco Petrarch Quotes > Rarely do great beauty and...

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Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.
Francesco Petrarch
About: Beauty, Virtue

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