Eugenio Montale

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Birthday
12, 1896
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Sep 12, 1981 (84)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
12, 1896
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Sep 12, 1981 (84)

About

Renowned Italian lyric poet, author, and 1975 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. His best-known works include Ossi di seppia, Le Occasioni, and Accordi e pastelli.

Before Fame

He spent time as both an accountant and a World War I soldier before publishing Ossi di seppia, his first poetry collection, in 1925.

Trivia

He studied operatic vocal technique with the famous baritone Ernesto Sivori.

Family Life

He had a relationship with Irma Brandeis, a Dante scholar.

Associated With

His poetry was influenced by the work of T.S. Eliot.

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