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A typical leading figure during Italian Renaissance, Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529), started the writing of “The Courtier” in the bright ducal court at Urbino, gathered around Guidobaldo di Montefeltro and Isabel Gonzaga, althought he ended it away from the court, ten years later. Its reading, thanks to the praiseworthy translation of Juan Boscán, The Book of the Courtier is an example of the Renaissance dialogue, a literary form that incorporated elements of drama, conversation, philosophy, and essay. Considered the definitive description of Renaissance court life, it is cited frequently along with Stefano Guazzo's The civil conversation (1574) and Giovanni Della Casa's Galateo (1558). They are among the most important Renaissance works of the Italian Renaissance.