Eugenio Montale

Eugenio Montale

October 12, 1896 – September 12, 1981

Eugenio Montale (euˈdʒɛːnjo monˈtaːle; 12 October 1896 – 12 September 1981) was an Italian poet, prose writer, editor and translator, and recipient of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is widely considered the greatest Italian lyric poet since Giacomo Leopardi.