Bontempelli, Massimo

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Bontempelli, Massimo Gender: M
born on 12 May 1878 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Como, Italy, 45n47, 9e05
Timezone LST m12e29 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 21°34' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 25°03 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 27°30'


Italian poet, novelist, dramatist and crtic.

In 1926, Bontempelli founded the journal "900". James Joyce, Max Jacob, and Rainer Maria Rilke sat on the editorial committee and Virginia Woolf and Blaise Cendrars were among the contributors.

During the late 1920s and early 1930s, Bontempelli was an active fascist. He served as a secretary of the fascist writers' union and spent time abroad lecturing on Italian culture and spreading propaganda. In 1938, he refused to accept a university post formerly held by a Jewish professor and was kicked out of the fascist party. After WWII, Bontempelli won a Senate race but the results were voided when his fascist ties were discovered. In 1953, Bontempelli's "L'amante Fedele" (“The Faithful Lover”) won the Strega Prize, Italy's most prestigious literary award.

He died in Rome on 21 July 1960.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 1.

Gauquelin vol 6 has 0.30 Rome Time.


  • Vocation : Writers : Critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet