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Italian noble family that prospered from the late 10th to the early 19th century and exerted great influence on Renaissance literature through its support of poets and dramatists such as Ariosto and Tasso.
(Biography) a noble family of Italy founded by Alberto Azzo II (996–1097), who was invested with the town of Este in NE Italy as a fief of the Holy Roman Empire. The family governed Ferrara (13th–16th centuries), Modena, and Reggio (13th–18th centuries)