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REVERE, GIUSEPPE:

Italian dramatist and humorist; born at Triest in 1812; died Nov. 22, 1889. He was destined by his parents for a commercial career, but soon abandoned it to pursue literary and philosophical studies at Milan. He studied German, Greek, and Hebrew also. Revere wrote several historical plays, among which were "Lorenzino de' Medici" (1839); "Piagnoni e Arrabbiati"; "Sampiero di Bastelica"; and "Marchese di Bedmar." In 1848 he took part in a conspiracy of the followers of Mazzini at Venice, and in consequence was banished by the dictator Manin. Subsequently he joined the forces defending Rome, and later went to Piedmont. He formed a close friendship with many noted patriots, and took an active part in their political efforts. He contributed a number of articles, patriotic in tone, to "La Concordia." Suspected of conspiring with the republicans, he was again banished to Susa, by Azeglio, a minister who afterward became his friend. At Susa he wrote the "Bozzetti Alpini," published in the "Rivista Contemporanea." Then he went to Genoa on business, and while there wrote his work "Marine e Paesi," in prose. He was also the author of: "Narrazioni Storiche"; "Sdegni ed Affetti," poems (written 1845); "Nuovi Sonetti" (1846); "Marengo" (1847); and several other volumes of poems, as follows: "Nemesii" (1851); "In Morte di Giuseppe Lyons" (1853); "Persone ed Ombre" (1862); "Osiride" (1879); "Sgoccioli" (1881); "Trucioli" (1884). He was at one time editor of the "Bolletino Consolare" at Rome.

Bibliography:
  • Gubernatis, Dizionario Biografico, s.v.;
  • Nuova Antologia, 1899, vol. 81, p. 33.
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