|Birth Day:||July 20, 1304|
|Death Date:||July 20, 1374(1374-07-20) (aged 70)
|Birth Place:||Arezzo, Italy|
As per our current Database, Francesco Petrarch died on July 20, 1374(1374-07-20) (aged 70)
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While in Avignon in 1991, Modernist composer Elliott Carter completed his solo flute piece Scrivo in Vento which is in part inspired by and structured by Petrarch's Sonnet 212, Beato in sogno. It was premiered on Petrarch's 687th birthday.
In November 2003, it was announced that pathological anatomists would be exhuming Petrarch's body from his casket in Arquà Petrarca, in order to verify 19th-century reports that he had stood 1.83 meters (about six feet), which would have been tall for his period. The team from the University of Padua also hoped to reconstruct his cranium in order to generate a computerized image of his features to coincide with his 700th birthday. The tomb had been opened previously in 1873 by Professor Giovanni Canestrini, also of Padua University. When the tomb was opened, the skull was discovered in fragments and a DNA test revealed that the skull was not Petrarch's, prompting calls for the return of Petrarch's skull.
Currently, Francesco Petrarch is 718 years, 2 months and 12 days old. Francesco Petrarch will celebrate 719th birthday on a Thursday 20th of July 2023.
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