Salvatore Quasimodo

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Birthday
20, 1901
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jun 14, 1968 (66)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
20, 1901
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jun 14, 1968 (66)

About

Italian poet, author, and 1959 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. His literary works include Giorno dopo giorno (Day After Day) and La vita non e sogno (Life Is Not a Dream).

Before Fame

He attended a technical college in Messina and later worked for the Civil Engineering Corps in Italy.

Trivia

He joined the Italian Communist Party in 1945.

Family Life

He moved to Messina when he was seven years old. His father had been called to the area to help with re-building projects following a catastrophic earthquake.

Associated With

He and Giuseppe Ungaretti were both important Italian poets of the twentieth century.

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