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Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749–1838)

Da Ponte, Lorenzo. An Italian dramatist and author; born in Venice, March 10, 1749; died in New York, Aug. 17, 1838. He wrote the libretti for Mozart’s operas ‘Don Giovanni’ and ‘Figaro.’ He came to America in 1805, and in 1828 was professor of Italian in Columbia College. He wrote many plays, sonnets, and translations, and published several works of instruction in the Italian language; also his own ‘Life’ (1823); ‘History of the Florentine Republic and the Medici’ (1833).