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Francesco Albergati Capacelli (1728–1804)

Albergati Capacelli, Francesco (äl-ber-gä’tē kä’pä-chel’lē). An Italian dramatist (1728–1804). Of an old patrician family, he devoted his time and fortune to the promotion of dramatic art. Having killed his wife in a fit of jealousy in 1785, he had to take refuge in various cities, and only returned to his estate at Zola after a number of years. He excelled as a comedy writer. Voltaire was his ideal; next to whom he esteemed Goldoni. His comedies ‘The Wise Friend’ and ‘The Slanderous Gossip’ hold the Italian stage to this day.