Alternate names/spellings: Sordello da Goito or Sordel de Goit

Dates: 1220 - 1237 () 

Sordello (Sordello da Goito, Sordel de Goit, Sordell) was a thirteenth-century Lombard troubadour, born in Goito in the province of Mantua. He was praised by poets as diverse as Dante, Robert Browning, and Oscar Wilde, but the scant biographical information that remains suggests that Sordel was something of a ruffian, as he appears in the historical record for his involvement in a tavern brawl and as the abductor of his master’s wife.