\ɡwˈiːdə͡ʊ ɡˌɪnɪt͡ʃˈɛli], \ɡwˈiːdəʊ ɡˌɪnɪtʃˈɛli], \ɡ_w_ˈiː_d_əʊ ɡ_ˌɪ_n_ɪ_tʃ_ˈɛ_l_i]\
Definitions of GUIDO GUINICELLI
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An Italian poet; born in Bologna about 1240; died in exile in 1276. He held a judgeship in Bologna until expelled for political reasons. His importance is due to his great influence upon Dante, who pronounced him a model of grace and style, and apostrophized him in the "Inferno". The poems, so far as they have survived, scarcely justify Dante's praise. They comprise seven canzone or songs in the style of the ode, and five sonnets, all dealing with love, and characterized more by feeling and beauty of sentiment than by power.
By Charles Dudley Warner