Giuseppe Giusti

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Birthday
12, 1809
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
May 31, 1850 (41)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
12, 1809
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
May 31, 1850 (41)

About

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.

Before Fame

He began studying law in 1826 and, despite his dislike of the subject, began a legal career in 1834.

Trivia

He was known for living life to the fullest, and he ran up many debts in his young adulthood years.

Family Life

He fell in love on several occasions; these unrequited affairs inspired much of his literary work.

Associated With

Fellow Italian author Alessandro Manzoni admired Giusti's literary talent.