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Goldoni, Carlo

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Born: 1707 AD
Died: 1793 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Dramatist

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1707 - Born on February 25th in Venice, Italy. Italian comic dramatist.

1734 - His true vocation was the theater, and he made his bow with a tragedy, Amalasunta, produced at Milan, but this was a failure. His next play, Belisario, succeeded. He wrote other tragedies for a time, but he was not long in discovering that his bent was for comedy.

1736 - Married to Nicoletta Connio.

1738 - Produced his first real comedy, L'Umo di mondo.

1752 - He wrote plays "La Locandiera", "I Rusteghi" and "Le Baruffe Chiozzotte".

1761 - He went to Paris, where he continued to write. Among the plays which he wrote in French, the most successful was Le Bourru bienfaisant, produced on the occasion of the marriage of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

1793 - Died on February 6th in Paris, France.

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