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Silvio Pellico (1789–1854)

Pellico, Silvio (pel’lē-kō). An Italian poet; born at Saluzzo in Piedmont, June 24, 1788; died at Turin, Jan. 31, 1854. His works are the tragedies ‘Laodicea,’ ‘Francesca of Rimini’ and ‘Eufemio of Messina’ (1820). During his incarceration in the prison of Santa Margherita in Milan, he wrote the tragedies: ‘Iginia of Asti’; ‘Ester of Engaddi’; and ‘Leonerio of Dertonia.’ He told the story of his prison life in ‘My Prisons.’ After his liberation he wrote the tragedies ‘Gismonda da Mendrisio,’ ‘Herodias,’ and ‘Thomas More’; also some poetical narratives and lyric poems. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).