Ugo Foscolo, born Niccolò Foscolo, was an Italian writer, revolutionary and a poet. He is especially remembered for his 1807 long poem Dei Sepolcri.
|Born:||February 6, 1778, Zakynthos (Zante), Ionian Islands, Republic of Venice, now Greece|
|Died:||September 10, 1827, Turnham Green, now London, England|
|Resting place:||Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence|
|Pen name:||Didimo Chierico|
|Occupation:||Poet, writer, soldier|
|Citizenship:||Venetian (1778–1799), Italian (until 1814), Britain (1814–1827)|
|Genres:||lyrical poetry, epistolary novel, literary critic|
|Literary movement:||Neoclassicism, Pre-Romanticism|
|Partner:||Isabella Teotochi Albrizzi (1795–1796), Isabella Roncioni (1800–1801), Antonietta Fagnani Arese (1801–1803), Fanny “Sophia” Emerytt-Hamilton (1804–1805), Quirina Mocenni Magiotti (1812–1813)|
|Children:||Mary “Floriana” Hamilton-Foscolo, (from Fanny Hamilton)|
|IMDb:||Ugo Foscolo’s IMDb|
About Ugo Foscolo
A late 18th and early 19th-century Italian author, poet, and political revolutionary, he is remembered for such works as Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis and A Zacinto. His literary work spans the genres of Neoclassicism and Pre-Romanticism.
He was born on the Ionian island of Zakynthos and later studied at the University of Padua.
He spent the last eleven years of his life in London.
He was the son of Diamantina Spathis, a Greek woman, and her Venetian husband, Andrea Foscolo.
He wrote an ode to Napoleon Bonaparte amidst the political turmoil of the late 1700s.
Information related to Ugo Foscolo
- 18th-century Italian poets
- Burials at Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence
- 19th-century Italian poets
- Italian emigrants to the United Kingdom
- Italian male poets
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