Gabriele D'Annunzio

Italian writer, poet, journalist and playwright

1863   -   1938

country of citizenship: Kingdom of Italy
language of expression: Italian
educated at: Sapienza University of Rome, C/O Convitto Nazionale Cicognini
occupation: playwright, politician, soldier, poet, journalist, writer, essayist, screenwriter, aircraft pilot
award received: Legion of Honour, Military Order of Italy, Sovereign Military Order of Malta, Croix de Guerre, Medal of Military Valour, Officer of the Military Order of Savoy, Knight of the Military Order of Savoy
position held: member of the Chamber of Deputies of the Kingdom of Italy

General Gabriele D'Annunzio, Prince of Montenevoso, Duke of Gallese (UK: , US: , Italian: [ɡabriˈɛːle danˈnuntsjo]; 12 March 1863 – 1 March 1938), sometimes spelled d'Annunzio, was an Italian poet, journalist, playwright and soldier during World War I. He occupied a prominent place in Italian literature from 1889 to 1910 and later political life from 1914 to 1924. He was often referred to under the epithets Il Vate ("the Poet") or Il Profeta ("the Prophet"). D'Annunzio was associated with the Decadent movement in his literary works, which interplayed closely with French Symbolism and British Aestheticism. Such works represented a turn against the naturalism of the preceding romantics and was both sensuous and mystical. He came under the influence of Friedrich Nietzsche which would find outlets in his literary and later political contributions. His affairs with several women, including Eleonora Duse and Luisa Casati, received public attention. During the First World War, perception of D'Annunzio in Italy transformed from literary figure into a national war hero. He was associated with the elite Arditi storm troops of the Italian Army and took part in actions such as the Flight over Vienna. As part of an Italian nationalist reaction against the Paris Peace Conference, he set up the short-lived Italian Regency of Carnaro in Fiume with himself as Duce. The constitution made "music" the fundamental principle of the state and was corporatist in nature. Though D'Annunzio never declared himself a fascist, he has been described as the forerunner of Italian fascism as his ideas and aesthetics influenced it and the style of Benito Mussolini.
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Il Piacere

romanzo scritto da Gabriele D'Annunzio

author: Gabriele D'Annunzio



book of poetry by Gabriele D'Annunzio

author: Gabriele D'Annunzio


Contemplazione della morte

short story by Gabriele D'Annunzio

author: Gabriele D'Annunzio


Forse che sì forse che no

1910 novel written by Gabriele D'Annunzio

author: Gabriele D'Annunzio


Giovanni Episcopo

book by Gabriele d'Annunzio

author: Gabriele D'Annunzio


Charter of Carnaro

costituzione della Reggenza italiana del Carnaro

author: Gabriele D'Annunzio

Il trionfo della morte

book by Gabriele d'Annunzio

author: Gabriele D'Annunzio


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