Giacomo Leopardi (Poet) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight

Giacomo Leopardi

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.

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Giacomo Leopardi Wiki

Giacomo Leopardi Wiki/Bio
Famous asPoet
Age224 years old
BirthdayJune 29, 1798
Date of DeathJune 14, 1837
Zodiac SignCancer

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