Umberto Saba (Poet) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Umberto Saba

Umberto Saba was an Italian poet and novelist, born Umberto Poli in the cosmopolitan Mediterranean port of Trieste when it was the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Poli assumed the nom de plume “Saba” in 1910, and his name was officially changed to Umberto Saba in 1928. From 1919 he was the proprietor of an antiquarian bookshop in Trieste. He suffered from depression all his adult life.

Born: Umberto Poli, Mar 9, 1883, Trieste, Austria-Hungary
Died: Aug 26, 1957, Gorizia, Italy
Occupation: Novelist, poet
Language: Italian
Genre: Fiction, poetry
Literary movement: Crepuscolarismo
Spouse: Carolina (Lina) Wölfler (m. 1909–1956, 1 child)

About Umberto Saba

Italian poet and writer known for Prelude and Flight and associated with the Crepuscolarismo movement.

Before Fame

Abandoned by his father before his birth, he was raised by a wet nurse, and later by his mother, Felicita Rachele Coen.


He struggled with depression throughout his adult life.

Family Life

He was married to Lina Wolfler, with whom he had a daughter.


He was a contemporary of Italian-born French poet Guillaume Apollinaire.

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