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Niccolò Ugo Foscolo
1813 Portrait
1813 Portrait
Born (1778-02-06)6 February 1778
Zakynthos (Zante), Ionian Islands, Republic of Venice, now Greece
Died 10 September 1827(1827-09-10) (aged 49)
Turnham Green, now London, England
Resting place Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence
Pen name Didimo Chierico
Occupation Poet, writer, soldier
Language Italian
Nationality Venetian-Greek
Citizenship Venetian (1778–1799), Italian (until 1814), Britain (1814–1827)
Period 1796–1827
Genres lyrical poetry, epistolary novel, literary critic
Literary movement Neoclassicism, Pre-Romanticism
Partner Isabella Teotochi Albrizzi (1795–1796)
Isabella Roncioni (1800–1801)
Antonietta Fagnani Arese (1801–1803)
Fanny "Sophia" Emerytt-Hamilton (1804–1805)
Quirina Mocenni Magiotti (1812–1813)
Children Mary "Floriana" Hamilton-Foscolo
(from Fanny Hamilton)


Ugo Foscolo ( 6 February 1778 – 10 September 1827), born Niccolò Foscolo, was an Italian writer, revolutionary and a poet.

He is especially remembered for his 1807 long poem Dei Sepolcri.

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