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Pietro Cossa (1830–1881)

Cossa, Pietro (kōs’sä). An Italian dramatist (1830–81); born at Rome. At first an unsuccessful dramatist, his ‘Nero’ (1871) was received with approval. His following plays confirmed the popular estimate of his powers: ‘Messalina’; ‘Julian the Apostate’; and especially ‘Cleopatra.’ He wrote also a volume of ‘Lyric Poems.’