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Antonio Ghislanzoni (1824–1893)

Ghislanzoni, Antonio (gēs-län-zō’nē). An Italian dramatist, journalist, and humorist; born in Lecco, 1824; died there, July 18, 1893. An opera-singer, he lost his voice and for a time supported himself by writing for the comic papers, founding one or two himself. He tried his hand at many kinds of literary work, and was most successful as a writer of librettos, ‘Aïda’ being probably the best. He has produced ‘Book of Oddities,’ ‘A Forbidden Book,’ ‘Fashion in Art,’ and numerous similar volumes, all of a rather ephemeral nature.