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Torquato Tasso und die beiden Leonoren, Gemälde von Karl Ferdinand Sohn, 1839......Tasso (1544 –1595) , born in Sorrento, was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered, 1581). He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by the Pope. Until the beginning of the 20th century, Tasso remained one of the most widely read poets in Europe.