Matteo Maria Boiardo

Matteo Maria Boiardo was born in Scandiano Fortress in 1441. His most important work as a poet is "L'Orlando Innamorato" ("Orlando in Love"). He was given important missions by Estensi dukes Borso and Ercole I, and was also military Governor of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

The most important works made by Boiardo as a poet are "The Collection of lyrics" and "Orlando in Love", where the old Carolinge subject was revitalized by the love game.