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date: 24 February 2020

Vinsauf, Geoffrey of [called Galfridus Anglicus]locked

(fl. 1208–1213)
  • Martin Camargo

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Vinsauf, Geoffrey of [called Galfridus Anglicus] (fl. 1208–1213), poet and teacher of grammar and rhetoric, also called Anglicus, is best-known as the author of the Poetria nova ('The new poetics'), the single most successful textbook on rhetorical composition written during the middle ages. It is not known what his name means. What little is known about his life comes chiefly from the ...

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University of Glasgow
English Historical Review