Leopardi, Carlo Orazio

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Leopardi, Carlo Orazio Gender: M
born on 12 July 1799 at 00:15 (= 12:15 AM )
Place Recanati, Italy, 43n24, 13e32
Timezone LMT m13e32 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 19°31' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 13°13 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 10°48'

Carlo Orazio Leopardi


Italian nobleman, a brother of Giacomo Leopardi, of whom he was the one-year-younger playmate and closest confidante. Carlo Orazio is noted for actively collaborating with the scholar Prospero Viani to whom he wrote more than fifty letters between 1844 and 1877, to build a memoir of Giacomo's youth.

After Giacomo's departure from Recanati in 1818, their relationship continued as pen pals. Carlo Orazio's life was shaped by his marrying for love rather than reasons of convenience, at the cost of sacrificing his relationship with his family. He lived with his in-laws. Widowed in 1850, in July 1858 he married a second time.

Count Carlo Orazio Leopardi worked as the Post Office Director in Ancona and later held the roles of Gonfaloniere and Elder in the Recanatese judiciary. He died from a heart attack in Recanati on 11 February 1878 at age 78.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Italian)



  • Relationship : Marriage 12 January 1829 (Paolina Mazzagalli)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Carlo e Luigi Leopardi (documenti inedite e rari) by Camillo Antona-Traversi (C.E.L.V. [Casa Editrice L̀a Vedette Italiana'], 1930), page 21: "Nel Libro della Casa Leopardi , tutto di Monaldo , si legge: « addì 12 luglio 1799. - Nacque alle ore 24 ¼ il mio secondo figlio , partoritio felicemente da Adelaide mia moglie , la quale però corse prossimo pericolo di morte , da cui fu liberata col divino ajuto e mediante la operazione eccellentemente eseguita dall ' egregio nro chirurgo Domco Giordani."

(Translation: In the Book of the House of Leopardi, all Monaldo, we read: « On 12 July 1799. - My second son was born at 24 ¼ [00:12 AM], happily delivered by my wife Adelaide, who however ran near danger of death, from which she was freed with divine help and through the operation performed excellently by the fine surgeon Domco Giordani).


  • Family : Childhood : Family large (One of ten children)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (First marriage)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
  • Personal : Birth : Difficult birth (Nearly died)
  • Vocation : Law : Jurist
  • Vocation : Politics : Postal service (Post Office Director)
  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers (Letter writer)