Italian writer, pamphleteer, and revolutionary leader; born at Ferrara, 1807; died at Genoa, 1874. In recognition of his patriotic zeal and literary ability, the National Society, founded in 1848, elected him secretary and, a few days later, representative for Turin. In 1849 he was elected, by an overwhelming majority, to the Constituent Assembly of Rome. The Republic of Rome sent him on an important diplomatic mission to Venice. Toward the end of 1849 he was expelled from the Pontifical States and from Lombardy and settled at Genoa, where he died. His collection of books, which was rich in works on literature and politics, he bequeathed to the library of the city of Genoa.
- Pesaro, Memorie Storiche sulla Comunità Israelita Ferrarese, pp. 90, 120.