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Foscolo Ugo
(17781827)

Foscolo Ugo (17781827)

Italian poet and patriot. His name was originally Niccolò Foscolo. A devoted Venetian, he pinned his hope of a restored republic on Napoleon and fought under him against the Austrians, even after Napoleons political untrustworthiness had become evident. Upon Napoleons defeat and the annexation of Venice to Austria, Foscolo exiled himself to London, where at first he had great social success. Having spent his earnings, he was forced to give lessons and write articles and for several years before his death lived in extreme poverty. His novel, The Last Letters of Jacopo Ortis (17981802, tr. 1818), an account of his political disillusionment, exerted a strong influence on Italian letters, as did also his critical essays, translations, and lyric poems, especially Sepulchres (1807).


Dodekanes, 1932, Ugo Foscolo

Greece, 1978, Ugo Foscolo

Italian colonies, 1932, Ugo Foscolo

Italy, 1932, Ugo Foscolo

Italy, 1979, Ugo Foscolo

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