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Gabriele Rossetti (1783–1854)

Rossetti, Gabriele (rō-set’ē). An Italian poet, father of Dante Gabriel; born at Vasto, Naples, March 1783; died in London, April 26, 1854. In 1820 he composed the hymn ‘The Beautiful One with Seven Stars in her Hair,’ which became rapidly popular and is still classed among Italian patriotic songs. Compelled to flee Italy for participation in the insurrections of 1820 and 1821, he established himself in England as a teacher of Italian, and published several works dealing with the esoteric anti-papal significance of the ‘Divine Comedy.’ They include: ‘Divina Commedia’ (1826); ‘Dante’s Beatrice’ (1842); and ‘The Anti-Papal Spirit which Led to the Reformation’ (1832), translated into English by Miss C. Ward (1834).