Italian poet and author known for a prose masterpiece entitled Operette Morali, as well as for starkly beautiful, despair-driven poems. His best-known poems include “Alla sua donna,” “Risorgimento,” and “A Silvia.”
He was a bright child whose knowledge quickly surpassed that of his tutors. By age sixteen, he was fluent in both Greek and Latin.
His pessimistic works reflect a lonely life in which his romantic attachments — including a secret love for his married cousin — remained unrequited.
He was born to an Italian count in the papal town of Recanati.
He and Pietro Metastasio were both renowned Italian poets.
Giacomo Leopardi Age
How old is Giacomo Leopardi? He was born in 1798, he was 224 years old at the time of his death.
Giacomo Leopardi Wiki
|Age||224 years old|
|Birthday||June 29, 1798|
|Date of Death||June 14, 1837|
Quotes by Giacomo Leopardi
There are some centuries which – apart from everything else – in the art and other disciplines presume to remake everything because they know how to make nothing.— Giacomo Leopardi
Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind.— Giacomo Leopardi
People are ridiculous only when they try or seem to be that which they are not.— Giacomo Leopardi
No one is so completely disenchanted with the world, or knows it so thoroughly, or is so utterly disgusted with it, that when it begins to smile upon him he does not become partially reconciled to it.— Giacomo Leopardi
No human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets less, than intolerance.— Giacomo Leopardi