Name: Brunetto Latini

Birth Date: c.1220

Death Date: 1294

Description: Notary, chancellor of the first popular government of Florence (1250-1260), philosopher, and teacher of rhetoric, Brunetto Latini was one of the most distinguished figures of Florentine culture. Among his most notable works are Tresor, an encyclopedic compendium written in French; La Rettorica, an incomplete translation and commentary on Cicero's De Inventione, and the Tesoretto, an incomplete poem composed in Italian.