Mar 7, 2012

Alessandro Manzoni Google Doodle

Google marks the 227th birthday of Alessandro Manzoni:


Top 5 facts about Alessandro Manzoni:

1. Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzoni was born on 7 March 1785.

2. He was an Italian poet and novelist. 

3. His most famous novel is The Betrothed (orig.Italian: I Promessi Sposi) (1827), generally ranked among the masterpieces of world literature. The novel is also a symbol of the Italian Risorgimento, both for its patriotic message[2] and because it was a fundamental milestone in the development of the modern, unified Italian language.

4. A famous quote: 
"What comes after is not always progress".

5. He died on 22 May 1873.

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