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Collodi, Carlo

Born: 1826 AD
Died: 1890 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Journalist, Writers

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.