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The Lament of Tasso
by
Lord Byron


Lord Byron's poem is based on Tasso's legendary love for Leonora d'Este, sister of Duke Alfonso II, and his imprisonment for seven years by the Duke.

Torquato Tasso (1544 - 1595) was a famous Italian poet, best known for his Gerusalemme Liberata, ( Jersualem Delivered ) about the Crusaders in 1099.

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