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Guareschi, Giovannino

Born: 1908 AD
Died: 1968 AD, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Humorist, Journalist, Satirists


1908 - Guareschi was born in Parma, Italy on May 1, 1908.


1926 - His family went bankrupt and he could not continue his studies in the University of Parma. He started to write for a local newspaper.


1929 - Became editor of the satirical magazine "Corriere Emiliano".


1936-1943 - Became chief editor of a satirical magazzine called "Bertoldo". During the WWII, he openly criticized Mussolini's government. He was drafted into the army and his position was an artillery officer.


1948 - After the war, he returned to Italy and founded the satirical magazine "Candido". He criticize and satirized the Communists party in his magazine.


1954 - Guareschi was charged with libel suit after he published a fake wartime letter from resistance leader Gasperi and was sentenced for twelve months.


1956 - Deteriorating health force him to go to Switzerland for health reasons.


1957 - Retired from his post as editor of Candido but remained as a contributor.


1968 - Guareschi suffered a fatal heart attack on July 22, 1968.


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