Prospero Moisè Loira

Mantua 1814-Milan 1892. Founder of the Società Umanitaria, an innovative 20th-century reform institution in Milan and Italy. An Israelite, trader, democrat, freemason and philanthropist, he bequeathed 10 million lire to the City of Milan to make his dream come true, placing “the dispossessed, without distinction, in a position to rise up on their own, giving them support, work and education”.

Riccardo Lombardi
Giuseppe Lazzati