Giovanni Pascoli

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Birthday
31, 1855
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Apr 6, 1912 (56)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
31, 1855
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Apr 6, 1912 (56)

About

Italian symbolist poet and classical scholar known for Myricae, Canti di Castelvecchio, and other works. Lawrence Venuti translated many of Pascoli's literary works into English.

Before Fame

His childhood was marred by the tragic murder of his father and the untimely deaths of his mother and three of his nine siblings.

Trivia

He taught Latin at universities in Pisa and Messina before relocating to Bologna.

Family Life

He never married, but he remained close to his two sisters, Maria and Ida, throughout his life.

Associated With

He, like Alessandro Manzoni, was an Italian author.