Alfieri, Vittorio

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Born: Jan 16, 1749 AD
Died: 1803 AD, at 54 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Dramatist, Patriot, Poets


1749 - Vittorio Alfieri was born in Asti, Piedmont on the 16th of January.

 

1759 - He was placed in the academy of Turin.

 

1762 - He studied civil and canonical law.

 

1766 - He departed after having a permission from the king to travel abroad under the care of an English preceptor.

 

1772 - He returned to Turin.

 

1773 - He resigned his commission.

 

1775 - The dialogue that Alfieri wrote was retouched and extended to five acts and was performed in Turin entitled Cleopatra.

 

1777 - Alfieri met the Countess of Albany.

 

1782 - He wrote 14 tragedies, poems and political treaties on tyranny in prose.

 

1783 - He left Rome and travelled through different states of Italy and published six additional tragedies.

 

1799 - Interrupted his tranquility by the entrance of the Revolutionary armies into Florence.

 

1803 - He died in Florence on the 8th of October with his last word "Clasp my hand, dear friend, I am dying".

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