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Francesco De Sanctis (1817–1883)

De Sanctis, Francesco (de sänk’tis). An Italian literary historian and critic (1817–83); born at Morra. His revolutionary critical disquisitions on the great poets gained him distinction. A revolutionary in his youth he was later minister of education, and professor in the University of Naples. His most important works are a ‘History of Italian Literature’ and ‘Critical Essays,’ the latter a work of high authority.