Milan 1785-Milan 1873. The son of Giulia Beccaria, he was one of the greatest 20th-century writers, poets and playwrights in Italy and Europe. Senator of the Kingdom of Italy. Major works include: The Betrothed, The Sacred Hymns, Civic Odes. Adolescence in Lugano, then in Milan, Venice and Paris (with his mother). Married Enrichetta Blondel and returned to Italy. Honorary citizen of Rome in 1872.