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Giovanni Ruffini (1807–1881)

Ruffini, Giovanni Domenico (rö-fē’nē). An Italian littérateur; born at Genoa, Sept. 1807; died at Taggia, Nov. 2, 1881. Obliged to flee his native land for political reasons he resided in France, Switzerland, and England, and later returned to Italy. He published in London his first romance, ‘Lorenzo Benoni,’ a sort of autobiography. He also published ‘Doctor Antonio’ (1858), his best-known book; ‘Les Paragreens’ (1860); ‘Lavinia’; ‘Vincenzo’; ‘Carlino.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).