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the following year. He died in London, aged 55, nearly a year before Oscar Wilde's death. Although he wrote a poem starting with the words "When I am dead cremate me," he was buried in Scotland. Representation in art He was famously depicted by several painters on the occasion of his visit to Italy. Drawings of John VIII Palaiologos by Pisanello, Florence 1439 Perhaps the most famous of his portraits is the one by Benozzo Gozzoli, on the southern wall of the Magi Chapel, at the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, in Florence. According to some interpretations, John VIII would be also portrayed in Piero della Francesca's ''Flagellation'' (Flagellation of Christ (Piero della Francesca)). A portrait (:Commons:File:John VIII Palaiologos, Sinai.jpg) of John appears in a manuscript at the Monastery of St. Catherine at Sinai. All this time Berio had been steadily composing and building a reputation, winning the Italian Prize in 1966 for ''Laborintus II''. His reputation was cemented when his ''Sinfonia'' was premiered in 1968. In 1972, Berio returned to Italy. From 1974–80 he acted as director of the electro-acoustic division of IRCAM in Paris, and in 1977 he married for the third time with musicologist Talia Pecker. In 1987 he opened Tempo Reale, a centre for musical research and production based in Florence. In 1988 he was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music, London. Commons:Category:Florence Wikipedia:Florence Dmoz:Regional Europe Italy Regions Tuscany Localities Florence


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