Crocco, Carmine

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Crocco, Carmine Gender: M
born on 5 June 1830 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )
Place Rionero in Vulture, Italy, 40n56, 15e41
Timezone LMT m15e41 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 14°22' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 03°16 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 04°17'

Carmine Crocco


Italian brigand, known as Donatello or sometimes Donatelli. Initially a Bourbon soldier, later he fought in the service of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Soon after the Italian unification he formed an army of two thousand men, leading the most cohesive and feared band in southern Italy and becoming the most formidable leader on the Bourbon side. He was renowned for his guerrilla tactics, such as cutting water supplies, destroying flour-mills, cutting telegraph wires and ambushing stragglers. He died in prison on June 18, 1905. Today many people of southern Italy, and in particular of his native region Basilicata, consider him a folk hero.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from an online copy of his birth certificate:


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Other Criminal (Brigand)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Soldier)