Calmo, Andrew

, who was born at Venice about the year 1510, became celebrated both as a comedian and an author. He composed several comedies in prose, of which the best is his Rodiana, which in fact belongs to him, though printed under the name of Ruzzante. There is also by him a volume of letters, entitled “Discorsi Piacevoli,1548, 8vo, often reprinted, and which had a great run in their day, and “Le Giocose moderne, e facetissime Egloghe Pastorali,Venice, 1553, 8vo. These letters, &c. as well as almost all his other works, are written in the Venetian dialect. Calmo died at Venice in 1571. 2


Dict. Hist.—Haym Biblioteca Italiana.