Coluccio Salutati was born #onthisday 16th February in 1331 A.D. and died 4th May 1406 A.D. he was an Italian humanist and a man of letters, one of the most important cultural leaders of the Renaissance in Florence. Coluccio was a chancellor of the republic and his was the most prominent voice which effectively gained him a permanent seat as secretary of state in the generation before the Medici.

Coluccio had amazing cultural achievements perhaps even greater than his own political ones.

He was seen as a skilled writer and a orator, who drew upon classical tradition and a powerful prose on Latin Cicero and Virgil.