Gabriel Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti (1783 - 1854) MP

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Nicknames: "Gabriele Paschal Joseph Rossetti"
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Birthplace: Vasto, Abruzzo, Italy
Death: Died in London, England
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About Gabriel Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti

Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti

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(28 February 1783, Vasto, Abruzzo – 24 April 1854) was an Italian poet and scholar who emigrated to England.

Born in Vasto in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, the original family of his ancestors was Della Guardia. Since many members of the Della Guardia family had red hair, they were given the nickname Rossetti approximately four generations before Gabriele's birth.[1] Rossetti's support for Italian revolutionary nationalism forced him into political exile in 1821.

Early Career and exile

Rossetti's first edition of poems was printed in 1807 by Giovanni Avalloni, who offered to have Rossetti's poems published after hearing him recite a few passages. The volume was never reprinted and contains poems that Rossetti himself describes by saying that some of them were "poor" and none of them were "exactly good". [2] Throughout his early career, Rossetti published poems that were "patriotic" and supported the "popular movement" in Sicily which resulted in him receiving a grant from Ferdinand I of Naples in 1820. When the king revoked the constitution in 1821, many supporters of the constitution were persecuted and forced into exile, and Rossetti then lived in Malta for three years before settling in London in 1824. He held the post of Professor of Italian at King's College London from 1831, as well as teaching Italian at King's College School, until failing eyesight led to his retirement in 1847.[3]

Rossetti's published works include literary criticism, Romantic poetry such as his long poem Il veggente in solitudine of 1846, and his Autobiography. He is thought to be the basis of the character Pesca in Wilkie Collins' 1860 novel The Woman in White.

He married Frances Polidori, daughter of another Italian exile Gaetano Polidori, and they had four children:

Maria Francesca Rossetti Dante Gabriel Rossetti William Michael Rossetti Christina Georgina Rossetti -------------------- Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti was an Italian poet and scholar who emigrated to England.

Born in Vasto in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, the original family of his ancestors was Della Guardia. Since many members of the Della Guardia family had red hair, they were given the nickname Rossetti approximately four generations before Gabriele's birth.Gabriele and William Michael Rossetti. Gabriele Rossetti: An Autobiography. Sands (1901) Rossetti's support for Italian revolutionary nationalism forced him into political exile in 1821.

Rossetti then lived in Malta for three years before settling in London in 1824. He held the post of Professor of Italian at King's College London from 1831, as well as teaching Italian at King's College School, until failing eyesight led to his retirement in 1847.

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Gabriel Rossetti's Timeline

1783
February 28, 1783
Abruzzo, Italy
1826
April 10, 1826
Age 43
London, Westmintster, England
1827
February 17, 1827
Age 43
London, Greater London, UK
1828
May 12, 1828
Age 45
London, Greater London, UK
1829
September 25, 1829
Age 46
1830
December 5, 1830
Age 47
London, England
1854
April 24, 1854
Age 71
London, England