Nineteenth-century Italian poet known for a satirical poem entitled "Gingillino." Author Susan Horner published The Tuscan Poet Giuseppe Giusti and His Times, an 1864 biography of the poet.
He began studying law in 1826 and, despite his dislike of the subject, began a legal career in 1834.
He was known for living life to the fullest, and he ran up many debts in his young adulthood years.
He fell in love on several occasions; these unrequited affairs inspired much of his literary work.
Fellow Italian author Alessandro Manzoni admired Giusti's literary talent.