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LUIGI CORNARO (1457–1566)

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 163 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LUIGI CORNARO (1457–1566), a Venetian nobleman, famous for his treatises on a temperate life. In his youth he lived freely, but after a severe illness at the age of forty, he began under medical advice gradually to reduce his diet. For some time he restricted himself to a daily allowance of I2 oz. of solid food and 14 as. of wine; later in life he reduced still further his bill of fare, and found he could support his life and strength with no more solid meat than an egg a day. At the age of eighty-three he wrote his treatise on The Sure and Certain Method of Attaining a Long and Healthful Life, the English translation of which went through numerous editions; and this was followed by three others on the same subject, composed at the ages of eighty-six, ninety-one and ninety-five respectively. The first three were published at Padua in 1558. They are written, says Addison (Spectator, No. 195), " with such a spirit of cheerfulness, religion and good sense, as are the natural concomitants of temperance and sobriety." He died at Padua at the age of ninety-eight.
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LUIGI CORNARO (1457–1566) and "He died at Padua at the age of ninety-eight " (last sentence) i think one of these have to be wrong :)
Luigi Cornaro did not drink wine with alcohol. He drank fresh grape juice. Big difference.
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