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Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi (1804–1873)

Guerrazzi, Francesco Domenico (gwer-rät’sē). An Italian statesman, romance-writer, and satirist; born in Livorno (Leghorn), Aug. 12, 1804; died there, Sept. 23, 1873. After a turbulent political career he wrote: ‘The Siege of Florence,’ a romance published under the pseudonym “Anselmo Gualandi”; ‘Beatrice Cenci,’ a highly popular story; ‘Veronica Cybò, Duchess of San Giuliano’ and ‘The Hiding-Place in the Wall,’ both fine efforts of the imagination. A drama, ‘The Whites and the Blacks’; a biographical study, ‘The Life of Andrea Doria’; and a volume of orations, all show power. One of his best works is ‘The Battle of Benevento,’ written when he was twenty-three.