1749 - Vittorio Alfieri was born in Asti, Piedmont on the 16th of January.
1759 - He was placed in the academy of Turin.
1762 - He studied civil and canonical law.
1766 - He departed after having a permission from the king to travel abroad under the care of an English preceptor.
1772 - He returned to Turin.
1773 - He resigned his commission.
1775 - The dialogue that Alfieri wrote was retouched and extended to five acts and was performed in Turin entitled Cleopatra.
1777 - Alfieri met the Countess of Albany.
1782 - He wrote 14 tragedies, poems and political treaties on tyranny in prose.
1783 - He left Rome and travelled through different states of Italy and published six additional tragedies.
1799 - Interrupted his tranquility by the entrance of the Revolutionary armies into Florence.
1803 - He died in Florence on the 8th of October with his last word "Clasp my hand, dear friend, I am dying".
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- "Often the test of courage is not to die but to live."
- "What we plan we build."