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Vincenzo Monti (1754–1828)

Monti, Vincenzo. A celebrated Italian poet; born near Ravenna, Feb. 19, 1754; died at Milan, Oct. 13, 1828. He was secretary of the Cisalpine Republic; professor of rhetoric at Pavia; and Napoleon’s Italian court historiographer. Among his works were the tragedies ‘Aristodemus’ (1787); ‘Caius Gracchus,’ etc.; ‘Basvilliana’ (1793), a poem in four cantos on the death of Hugo Basville; ‘Mascheroniana,’ a poem on the death of the mathematician Mascheroni; ‘Italian Dictionary’ (1817–26); etc.