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Collodi, Carlo (Carlo Lorenzini)

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Born: 1826 AD
Died: 1890 AD, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Journalist, Writers

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1826 - Carlo Collodi was born in Florence on the 24th of November.

 

1848- He served as a volunteer with the Tuscan army during the Wars of Independence.

 

1850 - He begun to have a variety of both fiction and non-fiction books published.

 

1856 - He won fame with his novel In vapore and begun intense activity on ther political newspapers such as II Fantulla. He was employed by the Censorship Commission for the Theatre.

 

1860 - He served again as a volunteer with the Tuscan army during the Wars of Independence.

 

1875 - He entered the domain of children's literature with Racconti delle fate.

 

1876 - He wrote Giannettino, the Minuzzolo, and Il viaggio per l'Italia di Giannettino, a series which explored the re-unification of Italy through the ironic thoughts and actions of the character Giannettino.

 

1880 - He began writing Storia di un burattino which was published weekly in Il Giornale dei Bambini.

 

1881 - He sent to a friend a short episode in the life of a wooden puppet, wondering whether the editor would be interested in publishing this "bit of foolishness" in his children's section.

 

1890 - He died in San Miniato al Monte, Florence on the 26th of October.


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