What was the name of the first child born to the executor of the will of the man considered the “Father of Humanism”?
Francescuolo da Brossano was the son-in-law and heir of the Italian medieval poet Petrarch.
That same year his daughter Francesca, with the young nobleman from Milan, came to Venice and lived with the famous poet at Palazzo Molina. This was shortly after the birth of their first child, a daughter named Eletta. A second grandchild was born in 1366 named Francesco that Petrarch adored. This grandchild however died less than 2 years later.
Petrarch is often considered the founder of Humanism
The job of executor is defined as the person named to distribute a deceased person’s property that passes under his or her will, and arranges for the payment of debts and expenses. These duties apply even if a person dies without a will.
Petrarch was born in the Tuscan city of Arezzo in 1304. He was the son of Ser Petracco and his wife Eletta Canigiani. His given name was Francesco Petracco. The name was Latinized to Petrarca.
Giovanni died of the plague in 1361. In the same year Petrarch was named canon in Monselice near Padua. Francesca married Francescuolo da Brossano (who was later named executor of Petrarch’s will) that same year.
Born in Milan, Francescuolo (“Little Francesco”) was named executor of Petrarch’s testamentum. He married Petrarch’s daughter Francesca in 1361, the same year Giovanni (Petrarch’s son) died of the plague. Petrarch moved to Venice in the fall of 1362 and lived there for five years.