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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Alessandro Manzoni (1785–1873)

Manzoni, Alessandro, Count (män-tsō’nē). A famous Italian novelist and poet; born at Milan, March 7, 1785; died there, May 22, 1873. He was the leader of the Italian romantic school. His most celebrated work was the romance ‘I Promessi Sposi’ (The Betrothed: 1827). He wrote also the allegorical poem ‘Urania’ (1807), in honor of poetry; ‘Sacred Hymns’ (1815); the tragedies ‘The Count of Carmagnola’ (1820) and ‘Adelchi’ (1822); the famous ode on Napoleon’s death, ‘The Fifth of May’; etc. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).