Guglielmo Filippo Antonio Giuseppe Ferrero

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Guglielmo Filippo Antonio Giuseppe Ferrero

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Birthplace: Portici, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Death: August 03, 1942 (71)
Mont Pèlerin, Chardonne, Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District, Vaud, Switzerland
Immediate Family:

Son of Vincenzo Ferrero and Candida Ferrero
Husband of Gina Elena Zefora Ferrero
Father of Leo Ferrero and Nina Radica (Ferrero-Lombroso)
Brother of Ersilio Giuseppe Giovanni Ferrero and Felice Giovanni Carlo Ferrero

Occupation: Italian historian, journalist and novelist, author of the Greatness and Decline of Rome (5 volumes, published after English translation 1907–1909)
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About Guglielmo Filippo Antonio Giuseppe Ferrero

Guglielmo Ferrero (Italian pronunciation: [%C9%A1u%CA%8E%CB%88%CA%8Eelmo ferˈreːro]; July 21, 1871 — August 3, 1942) was an Italian historian, journalist and novelist, author of the Greatness and Decline of Rome (5 volumes, published after English translation 1907–1909). Ferrero devoted his writings to classical liberalism and he opposed any kind of dictatorship and Big Government. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature twenty times in six years

Born in Portici, near Naples, Ferrero studied law in Pisa, Bologna and Turin. Soon afterward he married Gina Lombroso,[2] a daughter of Cesare Lombroso, the criminologist and psychiatrist with whom he wrote The Female Offender, The Prostitute and The Normal Woman. In 1891-1894 Ferrero traveled extensively in Europe and in 1897 wrote The Young Europe, a book which had a strong influence over James Joyce.[3][4]

After studying the history of Rome Ferrero turned to political essays and novels (Between Two Worlds in 1913, Speeches to the Deaf in 1925 and The Two Truths in 1933-1939). When the fascist reign of Black Shirts forced liberal intellectuals to leave Italy in 1925, Ferrero refused and was placed under house arrest. In 1929 Ferrero accepted a professorship at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. His last works (Adventure, Bonaparte in Italy, The Reconstruction of Europe, The Principles of Power and The Two French Revolutions) were dedicated to the French Revolution and Napoleon. In 1935 his daughter Nina Ferrero married the Yugoslavian diplomat Bogdan Raditsa.

Ferrero was invited to the White House by Theodore Roosevelt in 1908. He gave lectures in the northeast of the USA which were collected and published in 1909 as Characters and Events of Roman History. Additionally, Theodore Roosevelt read "The Greatness and Decline of Rome".

He died in 1942 at the Mont Pèlerin, Switzerland.

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Guglielmo Filippo Antonio Giuseppe Ferrero's Timeline

1871
July 21, 1871
Portici, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
1903
October 16, 1903
Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Piedmont, Italy
1910
1910
1942
August 3, 1942
Age 71
Chardonne, Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District, Vaud, Switzerland