Diodata Saluzzo was born in Turin to Jeronima Cassotti di Casalgrasso and Giuseppe Angelo Saluzzo, a well-known scientist. In 1795 She became one of the first women to be admitted to the Academy of Arcadia, and the following year released her first collection of poems. In 1799 she married the count Massimiliano Roero di Revello, but on his death three years later returned to live with her family. A collection of her romantic short stories on historical themes was published in 1830. Of these the best known is Il Castello di Binasco, a novella based on the second marriage and execution of Beatrice di Tenda, first published in Raccoglitore in 1819.
^Antonio Franceschetti and Giuliana Sanguinetti Katz, ‘Diodata Saluzzo Roero’, in Italian Women Writers: A bio-bibliographical sourcebook, ed. by Rinaldina Russell (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994), pp. 375–385 (p. 375).
^Anco Marzi Mutterle, ‘Narrativa e memorialistica nell’età romantica’, in L’Otto Cento, Part 2, ed. by Armando Balduino, Storia letteraria d’Italia (Padua: Piccin, 1981), II, pp. 1065–1196 (p. 1071).