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.
His childhood was marred by the tragic murder of his father and the untimely deaths of his mother and three of his nine siblings.
He taught Latin at universities in Pisa and Messina before relocating to Bologna.
He never married, but he remained close to his two sisters, Maria and Ida, throughout his life.
He, like Alessandro Manzoni, was an Italian author.