Leopardi, Giacomo

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Portrait of Giacomo Leopardi (click to view image source)
Giacomo Leopardi
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Leopardi, Giacomo Gender: M
born on 29 June 1798 at 19:15 (= 7:15 PM )
Place Recanati, Italy, 43n24, 13e32
Timezone LMT m13e32 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Ring
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 08°06' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°57 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 02°23'


Italian poet, scholar, and philosopher whose outstanding scholarly and philosophical works and superb lyric poetry place him among the great writers of the 19th century.

At the age of 16 he independently had mastered Greek, Latin, and several modern languages, had translated many classical works, and had written two tragedies, many Italian poems, and several scholarly commentaries. Excessive study permanently damaged his health: after bouts of poor vision, he eventually became blind in one eye and developed a cerebrospinal condition that afflicted him all his life.

Leopardi created a remarkable and renowned poetic work, related to the Romantic era.

He died during the cholera epidemic on 14 June 1837, Naples.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Thomas Ring: "shortly before sunset"


  • Traits : Mind : Child prodigy
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Bone
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Languages
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure