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Tommaso Grossi (1791–1853)

Grossi, Tommaso (grōs’sē). An Italian poet and romance-writer; born in Bellano, Jan. 24, 1791; died at Milan, Dec. 20, 1853. Satirically pungent political poems, ‘The Fugitive,’ a narrative in verse, made his reputation; and a play, ‘Sforza, Duke of Milan’ (in collaboration), was a literary sensation. His ‘Ildegonda’ is a poem on a mediæval legend; ‘The Lombards in the First Crusade,’ a happy essay in metre; ‘Marco Visconti,’ a historical romance. Of his lyrics, ‘The Swallow,’ has found most favor. ‘Ulric and Lida’ was his last work.