Other Forms FormsAistolfo, Astolpho
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Contributor Contrib.leananshae on 12/3/2007
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of the Germanic name AISTULF. In medieval legend Astolfo was one of Charlemagne's paladins, who appears as a magical character in the 'Orlando' poems (1495 and 1532) by Boiardo and Ariosto.A notable namesake is the Italian painter Astolfo Petrazzi (Baroque period).