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Carlo Goldoni (1707–1793)

Goldoni, Carlo (gol-dō’nē). An Italian comedy-writer; born in Venice, Feb. 25, 1707; died at Paris, Jan. 6, 1793. He was brought up by the Jesuits and began the study of law, succeeding in his practice after some early vicissitudes, but always manifesting his genius for dramatic authorship. ‘The Good Father’ and ‘The Singer’ are among his early attempts; but his enduring renown dates from the appearance of.’The Venetian Gondolier,’ ‘Belisarius,’ and ‘Rosamond,’ although as a writer of pure comedy he is best represented by works like ‘The Coffee House.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).