Goffredo Mameli

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Birthday
5, 1827
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jul 6, 1849 (21)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
5, 1827
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jul 6, 1849 (21)

About

Italian poet, author, and patriot best known for writing the lyrics to the Italian National Anthem. He died at the age of twenty one as the result of a leg amputation and subsequent infection.

Before Fame

He spent his youth in Genoa and Sardinia. Early in his literary career, he edited a publication called the Diario del Popolo.

Trivia

He was deeply involved in the Risorgimento (the Italian Unification Movement).

Family Life

He was born into the aristocratic family of a Sardinian fleet commander.

Associated With

He was influenced by the political ideas of Giuseppe Mazzini.