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Giovanni Berchet (1783–1851)

Berchet, Giovanni (bār-shā or berk’et). An Italian poet; born in Milan, Dec. 23, 1783; died in Turin, March 23, 1851. He was a leader in the school of poets and thinkers who sought to restore Italian literature to its ancient eminence by a purely national development. Coming under suspicion of Carbonarism, he had to quit his country, and lived several years abroad. His songs and romantic ballads—‘Italian Poems’ (1848)—made him the favorite popular singer of Italy. His best performance is ‘The Fugitives of Parga.’