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Ferdinando Fontana (1850–1919)

Fontana, Ferdinando (fon-tä’nä). An Italian poet; born in Milan, Jan. 30, 1850; died in 1919. He made his mark early in journalism, and wrote some good librettos—e.g., ‘Colomba’ (1887); but his is essentially a poet’s fame,—‘The Song of Hate,’ ‘Socialism,’ and ‘The Meeting’ being effective compositions.