Ugo Foscolo

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Birthday
6, 1778
Birthplace
Greece
Death Date
Sep 10, 1827 (49)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
6, 1778
Birthplace
Greece
Death Date
Sep 10, 1827 (49)

About

A late 18th and early 19th-century Italian author, poet, and political revolutionary, he is remembered for such works as Ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis and A Zacinto. His literary work spans the genres of Neoclassicism and Pre-Romanticism.

Before Fame

He was born on the Ionian island of Zakynthos and later studied at the University of Padua.

Trivia

He spent the last eleven years of his life in London.

Family Life

He was the son of Diamantina Spathis, a Greek woman, and her Venetian husband, Andrea Foscolo.

Associated With

He wrote an ode to Napoleon Bonaparte amidst the political turmoil of the late 1700s.