Raffaello Carboni

(15 December 1817 - 24 October 1875 / Urbino / Italy)

Raffaello Carboni
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Raffaello Carboni (1817-1875), linguist, traveller, author and composer, was born on 15 December 1817 at Urbino, Italy, son of Biagio Carboni and Catterina Girolama, née Fioravanti. In adolescence that restlessness which characterized his later life was already apparent. He attended the University of Urbino in 1835-36 but about 1837 moved to Rome where, with a recommendation from Prince Filippo Albani, he entered the seminary of Santa Trinità. Suspected of collaborating with the French republicans, particularly the group centred on La réforme, he was imprisoned briefly in August 1840 but, according to his own account in Lo Scotta-o-Tinge, 2 (Rome, 1873), was immediately released when the ... more »

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