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Massimo Taparelli d’Azeglio (1798–1866)

Azeglio, Massimo Taparelli, Marchese d’ (äd-zāl’yō). A distinguished Italian writer, statesman, and artist; born in Turin, Oct. 24, 1798; died in Milan, Jan. 15, 1866. Of his literary productions the most noteworthy are the two historical romances ‘Ettore Fieramosca’ (1833) and ‘Nicolò de’ Lapi’ (1841); but first in importance is his autobiography ‘My Recollections’ (1867), translated into English by Count Maffei. Supplements to these are: ‘Letters to his Wife, Luisa Blondel’ (1870); ‘to Giuseppe Torelli’ (1870); ‘to Carlo di Persano’ (1878); and ‘to Emanuele d’Azeglio’ (1883); but especially ‘Italy from 1847 to 1865, Political Correspondence of M. d’Azeglio’ (Paris, 1866). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).