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Famous Italian Poets - Famous Poets from Italy

This famous Italian poets section is an educational source of information and inspiration featuring reknown Italian poets. Here you will find famous poets of our time and times past from Italy.

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Alighieri, Dante

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Dante Alighieri is an Italian Florentine poet (born in Florence, Italy in 1265). His greatest work is la Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy).
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Quasimodo, Salvatore

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. Italian author and poet; 1959 Nobel Prize in Literature
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Aleardi, Aleardo

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Italian poet, Aleardo Aleardi (November 14, 1812 – July 17, 1878), born Gaetano Maria, he belonged to the so-called Neo-romanticists. He was engaged in a life-long struggle against the Austrian dominion, and his patriotic poems were much admired. In 1859 he was elected deputy to Parliament for Brescia. Died Verona, 16 July, 1878.
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D'Annunzio, Gabriele

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Gabriele D'Annunzio or d'Annunzio was an Italian poet, journalist, novelist, dramatist, and daredevil. His role in politics is controversial due to his influence on the Italian Fascist movement and his status as the alleged forerunner of Benito Mussolini.. Italian poet journalist novelist dramatist and soldier during World War I
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Levi, Primo

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Primo Michele Levi (Italian:  ['primo 'lvi] ; 31 July 1919 – 11 April 1987) was an Italian Jewish chemist and writer. He was the author of several books and collections of short stories, essays, and poems. His best-known works include If This Is a Man (1947) (U.S.: Survival in Auschwitz ), his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi -occupied Poland ; and his unique work, The Periodic Table (1975), linked to qualities of the elements, which the Royal Institution of Great Britain named the best science book ever written.
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Leopardi, Giacomo

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. Italian poet essayist philosopher and philologist
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Foscolo, Ugo

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Ugo Foscolo (6 February 1778 – 10 September 1827), born Niccolò Foscolo, was an Italian writer, revolutionary and poet.. Italian writer revolutionary and poet
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Abati, Antonio

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Antonio Abati (late 16th century-1667) was an Italian poet. We know that he was born in Gubbio, but the rest of his youthful biography is very vague. Abati was a satirical poet who wrote in the Baroque style. His book of nine satires was published in 1651.
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Lentini, Giacomo da

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Giacomo da Lentini, also known as Jacopo (il ) Notaro, was an Italian poet of the 13th century. He was a senior poet of the Sicilian School and was a notary at the court of the Holy Roman emperor Frederick II. Giacomo is credited with the invention of the sonnet.
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Alamanni, Luigi

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Luigi Alamanni (sometimes spelt Alemanni) (6 March 1495 – 18 April 1556) was an Italian poet and statesman. He was regarded as a prolific and versatile poet. He was credited with introducing the epigram into Italian poetry.. Italian poet and statesman.
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Boccaccio, Giovanni

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Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian author, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and important Renaissance humanist.
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Manzoni, Alessandro

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Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzoni (7 March 1785 – 22 May 1873) was an Italian poet and novelist. He is famous for the novel The Betrothed (orig.Italian: I Promessi Sposi) (1827), generally ranked among the masterpieces of world literature. The novel is also a symbol of the Italian Risorgimento, both for its patriotic message and because it was a fundamental milestone in the development of the modern, unified Italian language.. Italian poet novelist
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Ariosto, Ludovico

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Ludovico Ariosto, an illustrious Italian poet, born at Reggio, in Lombardy; spent his life chiefly in Ferrara, mostly in poverty; his great work "Orlando Furioso" (q. v.), published the first edition, in 40 cantos, in 1516, and the third in 46 cantos, in 1532; the work is so called from the chief subject of it, the madness of Roland induced by the loss of his lady-love through her marriage to another (1474-1532).
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Merini, Alda

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Alda Merini (March 21, 1931 – November 1, 2009) was a renowned Italian writer and poetess. The President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, called her an "inspired and limpid poetic voice." She received the prize of the Italian Republic in the area of poetry. She was born in Milan and died there aged 78.. Italian writer and poet
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Colonna, Vittoria

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Marchioness of Pescara, Italian poet, daughter of Fabrizio Colonna, grand constable of the kingdom of Naples, and of Anna da Montefeltro, was born at Marino, a fief of the Colonna family.
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Carducci, Giosuè

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Giosuè Alessandro Michele Carducci (27 July 1835 – 16 February 1907) was an Italian poet and teacher. He was very influential and was regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy. In 1906 he became the first Italian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.. Italian poet and teacher
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Franco, Veronica

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Veronica Franco (1546–1591) was an Italian poet and courtesan in 16th century Venice.. Italian poet and courtesan in 16th century Venice
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Angiolieri, Cecco

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Cecco Angiolieri (Italian pronunciation:  ['tekko ando'ljri] ; c. 1260 - c. 1312) was an Italian poet.
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Angelis, Milo de

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Milo De Angelis (born 1951) is an Italian language poet. He is the author of several books of poetry, as well as a volume of stories and one of essays. He has also published translations of several modern French authors and Greek classics.
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Marino, Giambattista

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Giambattista Marino (also Giovan Battista Marino) (18 October 1569 — 25 March 1625) was an Italian poet who was born in Naples. He is most famous for his long epic L'Adone.. Italian poet
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Buonarroti, Michelangelo

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo (Italian pronunciation:  [mike'landelo] ), was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci .
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Luzi, Mario

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Mario Luzi (20 October 1914 – 28 February 2005) was an Italian poet.. Italian poet
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Gozzano, Guido

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Guido Gustavo Gozzano (December 19, 1883 - August 9, 1916) was an Italian poet and writer .
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Pavese, Cesare

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Cesare Pavese (9 September 1908 – 27 August 1950) was an Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator; he is widely considered among the major authors of the 20th century in his home country.. Italian poet novelist literary critic and translator
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Piutti, Anna

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Anna Piutti: Italian poet. Anna Piutti poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Anna Piutti biography.
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