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Francesco Dall'Ongaro

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Francesco Dall'Ongaro
Francesco Dall'Ongaro

Occupation(s)Writer, poet, dramatist

Francesco Dall'Ongaro (Italian: [franˈtʃesko dalˈloŋɡaro];[1] 1808–1873) was an Italian writer, poet and dramatist.


Born in Mansuè, on 19 June 1808, Dall'Ongaro was educated for the priesthood, but abandoned his orders, and taking to political journalism founded the Favilla at Trieste in the Liberal interest.[2]

In 1848, he enlisted under Garibaldi, and next year was a member of the assembly which proclaimed the republic in Rome, being given by Mazzini the direction of the Monitor officiate.[2]

On the downfall of the republic, he fled to Switzerland, then to Belgium and later to France, taking a prominent part in revolutionary journalism; it was not until 1860 that he returned to Italy, where he was appointed a professor of dramatic literature at Florence. He corresponded with Alexandre Dumas and collaborated with Niccolò Tommaseo.[3] Subsequently, he was transferred to Naples, where he died on 10 January 1873.[2]

His patriotic poems, Stornelli, composed in early life, had a great popular success; and he produced a number of plays, notably Fornaretto, Bianca Cappello, Fasma and Il Tesoro. Some of his work was translated into English by Theodosia Trollope.[4] His collected Fantasie drammatiche e liriche were published in his lifetime.[2] In 1863 Francesco Dall'Ongaro presented his Italian drama, The Resurrection of Prince Marko.[5]


  1. ^ See entry ungaro in the Dizionario d'ortografia e di pronunzia.
  2. ^ a b c d  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Dall' Ongaro, Francesco". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 772.
  3. ^ Research, Serbian Studies. "Persida Lazarević Di Giacomo, "'TRŠĆANSKI KULTURNI KRUG': POJAM I ZNAČAJ ZA ISTORIJU I KNJIŽEVNOST SRBA (I JUŽNIH SLOVENA)", Serbian Studies Research, vol. 9, no. 1, 2018, 15-30" – via www.academia.edu. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ Richardson, Sara (2013). The Political Worlds of Women:Gender and Politics in Nineteenth Century Britain. Routeledge. pp. 178, 252. ISBN 978-1135964931. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. ^ Reill, Dominique Kirchner (1 February 2012). Nationalists Who Feared the Nation: Adriatic Multi-Nationalism in Habsburg Dalmatia, Trieste, and Venice. Stanford University Press. ISBN 9780804778497 – via Google Books.

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