Dates: 1170 - 1221 (Dates are approximate. )
Rambertino di Guido Buvalelli (1170/1180 â€“ September 1221), a Bolognese judge, statesman, diplomat, and poet, was the earliest of the podestÃ -troubadours of thirteenth-century Lombardy. He served at one time or other as podestÃ of Brescia, Milan, Parma, Mantua, Genoa, and Verona. Ten of his Occitan poems survive, but none with an accompanying melody. He is usually regarded as the first native Italian troubadour, though Cossezen and Peire de la Caravana may precede him. His reputation has secured a street named in his honour in his birthplace: the Via Buvalelli Rambertino in Bologna.