Pasolini, Pier Paolo
1922 - Born in Bologna on the 5th of March.
1939 - He graduated and subsequently entered the Literature College of the University of Bologna.
1941 - Together with Francesco Leonetti, Roberto Roversi and others, he attempted to publish a poetry magazine, but the attempt failed due to paper shortages.
- Pasolini published at his own expense a collection of poems in Friulian, Versi a Casarsa.
1947 - On the 26th of January, Pasolini wrote a controversial declaration for the frontpage of the newspaper Libertà.
1949 - His adherence to the PCI, he took part to several demonstrations and, in May, attended the Peace Congress in Paris.
1954 - Pasolini, who now worked for the literature section of the Italian State radio.
1970 - Pasolini bought an old castle near Viterbo, several kilometers north of Rome, where he began to write his last and unfinished novel, Petrolio.
1972 - He started to collaborate with the extreme-left association Lotta Continua, producing a documentary 12 dicembre concerning the Piazza Fontana bombing.
1975 - Died on the 2nd of November at the beach of Ostia, near Rome, in a location typical of his novels.
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