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Giovanni Rosini (1776–1855)

Rosini, Giovanni (rō-sē’ne). An Italian littérateur; born at Lucignano, Tuscany, June 24, 1776; died on May 16, 1855. His poem entitled ‘The Marriage of Jupiter and Latona’ (1810), written upon the occasion of the marriage of Napoleon with Marie Louise, was awarded an imperial prize of 10,000 francs. His many works of prose and poetry include ‘Poems’ (1819); three historical romances—‘The Nun of Monza’ (1829); ‘Count Ugolin de la Gherardesca,’ and ‘Luisa Strozzi’ (1833); and a historical drama, ‘Torquato Tasso’ (1835). He excels as a literary and artistic critic, and his ‘History of Italian Painting’ (1834) is highly valued.