Count Giacomo Leopardi (29 June 1798 – 14 June 1837 / Rencanati)
Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi was an Italian poet, essayist, philosopher, and philologist. Although he lived in a secluded town in the ultra-conservative Papal States, he came in touch with the main thoughts of the Enlightenment, and, by his own literary evolution, created a remarkable and renowned poetic work, related to the Romantic era.
Giacomo Leopardi was born of a local noble family in Recanati, in the Marche, at the time ruled by the papacy. His father, the count Monaldo Leopardi, was a good-hearted man, fond of literature but weak and reactionary, who remained bound to antiquated ideas and prejudices; his mother, ... more »
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- Calm After Storm
- Chorus of the Dead
- First Love
- Fragment I
- Fragment II
- Hymn To The Patriarchs
- Love And Death
- Night Song Of A Wandering Shepherd In As...
- On An Old Sepuchral Bas-Relief
- On Dante's Monument, 1818