Saturday, April 18, 2015

Red-Haired Poet; Ugo Foscolo

Following on from my last post I have another red-haired Italian revolutionary, once again gratefully provided by my Italian source Emanuela :)

This time it's the Italian writer and poet Ugo Foscolo (1778-1827).

Foscolo was an active political figure in Italy and his writing and poetry was influenced by his political ideals. He also served as a soldier. After death he became a heroic symbol of the unified Italian state. He spent the last eleven years of his life living in London.

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