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D'Annunzio, Gabriele

Born: 1863 AD
Died: 1938 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Dramatist, Novelists, Poets, Writers


Italian adventurer, author, and soldier


1863 - Born in Pescara (Abruzzo), on the 12th of March, to Francesco Rapagnetta a wealthy landowner and mayor of the town, to which he legally added d'Annunzio.


1879 - Published his first poetry at the age of 16 with a small volume of verses called Primo Vere.


1881 - He entered the University of Rome La Sapienza, where he became a member of Cronaca Bizantina.


1882 - In Rome La Sapienza, he published "Canto novo", "Terra vergine".


1883 - Married Maria Hardouin di Gallese, and had three sons, but the marriage ended in 1891.


1894 - He began a love affair with the famous actress Eleonora Duse that became a cause célèbre.


1897 - Elected to the Chamber of Deputies for a three-year term, where he sat as an independent.


1910 - His daredevil lifestyle had forced him into debt.


1919 - He was captured Fiume.


1924 - He was created Prince of Monte Nevoso.


1937 - Became the president of the Italian Royal Academy.


1938 - D'Annunzio died on 1st of March because of a stroke at his home in Gardone Riviera.





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