Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837

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Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), poet and essayist, was born on 29 June 1798 in Recanati, Italy, and educated by private tutors. He read widely in his youth, and learnt several languages. Leopardi wrote poetry, tragedies and philosophical writing, and translated classical literature. The strain caused by these efforts led him to suffer from poor health throughout his life. In 1822 he went to Rome, where his works were well received, although he disliked the city itself. In his later years he settled in Naples, where he died on 14 June 1837.

From the guide to the Giacomo Leopardi: Letters, 1816-1834, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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referencedIn Cavalcanti, Guido, d. 1300. [Italian poetry : Mazzoni pamphlet collection]. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Giacomo Leopardi: Letters, 1816-1834 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn David Gascoyne papers, 1822-2010, n.d. British Library: Western Manuscripts
creatorOf Rose, Griffith, 1936-. L'infinito : (version for soprano and piano) / Griffith Rose ; [text by] Giacomo Leopardi. Middlebury College
creatorOf Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834. Autograph file, L, 1641-1976. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous general and literary manuscripts, 1864-1994. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837. La virtù indiana : tragedia /di Giacomo Leopardi 1811 : manuscript, [18--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Douglas, Robert. A se stesso [music] / Robert Douglas. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Yevtushenko, Yevgeny Aleksandrovich, 1933-. Papers, ca. 1920-1999, ca. 1945-1997 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Robert Lowell papers, 1861-1976 (inclusive) 1935-1970 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Leopardi, Giacomo, 1798-1837. Documenti Leopardiani : manuscript, [18--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Manuscripts, [1942?]-1992 British Library: Music Collections
referencedIn Mei-Figner, Medea, 1859-1952. Autograph sentiment signed, dated : Montevideo, 18 August 1903, 1903 Aug. 18. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Mazzoni, Guido, 1859-1943. [Italian language : Mazzoni pamphlet collection]. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Giacomo Leopardi: Letters, 1816-1834 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Eliot, George, 1819-1880. Letters to George Eliot [manuscript], 1865-1878. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library.
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associatedWith Bernascon, person
associatedWith Douglas, Robert. person
associatedWith Eliot, George, 1819-1880. person
associatedWith Gascoyne, David Emery, 1916-2001 person
associatedWith Leopardi, Adelaide, b. 1778 person
associatedWith Leopardi, Carlo, 1799-1878. person
associatedWith Leopardi Giacomo 1798-1837 person
associatedWith Leopardi, Monaldo, 1776-1847 person
associatedWith Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977 person
associatedWith Mei-Figner, Medea, 1859-1952. person
associatedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Rose, Griffith, 1936- person
associatedWith Salem, Adriana R., person
associatedWith Yevtushenko, Yevgeny person
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Italy
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Poetry
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Birth 1798-06-29

Death 1837-06-14

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