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Lauro Martines

A leading authority on the Italian Renaissance, Lauro Martines was born in Chicago, but has spent most of his life in Europe. He and his late wife, the novelist Julia O'Faolain, lived in Florence for six years, as well as in Paris and London. He is the author of the novel Loredana: A Venetian Tale and twelve non-fiction books. He holds a PhD in history from Harvard University, was Professor of European History at the University of California for many years, and held visiting professorships at...See more