Accademia degli Umoristi

The Accademia degli Umoristi (Academy of the Humorists) was a learned society of intellectuals, mainly noblemen, that significantly influenced the cultural life of 17th century Rome. The society was founded in 1603 by Paolo Mancini and Gaspare Salviani. It began as place for writers and intellectuals to celebrate burlesque and mock-heroic poetry, but soon attracted some of the most prominent literary figures and patrons of the arts in Rome. The academy became defunct around 1670.[1][2][3] The Academy was briefly revived in the first half of the eighteenth century by Pope Clement XI.[4]



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