Firenzuola, Agnolo (1493-1545), an Italian poet and author, was born at Florence of a family which came originally from Firenzuola, a town in the Apennines. He studied at Siena and Perugia. He took Pietro Aretino as his guide, philosopher, and friend, and the pupil is said to have done justice to the master's teaching. He practised law for a time, and is said to have died an abbot. He wrote satirical and burlesque poems, and translated into prose the Golden Ass of Apuleius; and wrote comedies, and AEsopian fables of animals, and tales after the manner of Boccaccio. His language and style are so good that he is regarded as a classical model.