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The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Baptista, John

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BAPTISTA, John, Carmelite poet: b. Mantua 1448; d. 1516. His poetical writings were well known throughout Europe during his lifetime; their correctness of form and choice Latinity caused them to be used as texts in the schools. His greatest poem is ‘De Calamitate Temporum’ (‘On the Evils of the Day’), and is divided into three parts.