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Alessandro Manzoni

Italian poet and novelist

1785   -   1873

movement: Italian romanticism
country of citizenship: Kingdom of Italy, Kingdom of Sardinia
language of expression: Lombard, Italian, French
occupation: writer, poet, politician, novelist
award received: Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts, knight of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, Commander of the Order of Saint Joseph, Knight grand cross of the order of the crown of Italy
position held: senator of the Kingdom of Sardinia, member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Kingdom of Sardinia
influenced by: Ugo Foscolo, Voltaire, Walter Scott, Cornelius Jansen, Giuseppe Parini, Vittorio Alfieri, Society of ideologues, Augustin Thierry, Sigismondo Boldoni, Claude Charles Fauriel

Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Antonio Manzoni (UK: , US: , Italian: [alesˈsandro manˈdzoːni]; 7 March 1785 – 22 May 1873) was an Italian poet and novelist. He is famous for the novel The Betrothed (orig. Italian: I promessi sposi) (1827), generally ranked among the masterpieces of world literature. The novel is also a symbol of the Italian Risorgimento, both for its patriotic message and because it was a fundamental milestone in the development of the modern, unified Italian language. Manzoni also contributed to the stabilization of the modern Italian language and helped to insure linguistic unity throughout Italy. He was an influential proponent of Liberal Catholicism in Italy.
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The Betrothed

Italian historical novel by Alessandro Manzoni

author: Alessandro Manzoni


Aprile 1814

canzone civile italiana scritta da Alessandro Manzoni

author: Alessandro Manzoni


Storia della colonna infame

book by Alessandro Manzoni

author: Alessandro Manzoni


Il Conte di Carmagnola

1820 play written by Alessandro Manzoni

author: Alessandro Manzoni



Italian drama by Alessandro Manzoni

author: Alessandro Manzoni

Del romanzo storico

saggio di Alessandro Manzoni

author: Alessandro Manzoni


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