Giacomo Leopardi

Giacomo Leopardi

June 29, 1798 – June 14, 1837
Countries: Italy

Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi (ˈdʒaːkomo leoˈpardi; 29 June 1798 – 14 June 1837) was an Italian philosopher, poet, essayist, and philologist. He is widely seen as one of the most radical and challenging thinkers of the 19th century. Although he lived in a secluded town in the conservative Papal States, he came in touch with the main ideas of the Enlightenment, and through his own literary evolution, created a remarkable and renowned poetic work, related to the Romantic era. The strongly lyrical quality of his poetry made him a central figure on the European and international literary and cultural landscape.