As a result they introduced the Sonnet of the Petrarchan type into England.
Livia Chiavello, of Fabriano, was celebrated as one of the most brilliant representatives of the Petrarchan school.
The form generally used by poets writing in English is what is called the Petrarchan sonnet.
This of course was Shakespeare's method, but Shakespeare, as we have seen, was not making Petrarchan sonnets.
1827 (Keats uses Petrarchal, 1818), from Francesco Petrarch (Italian Petrarca) the poet (1304-1374).