Cantù, Cesare

[Cesare Cantu] (1807-1895) Historian and poet, born Brivio, Italy; died Milan, Italy. He taught Italian language and literature at Sondrio, 1823, Como, 1827, and Milan, 1832. He is the author of the first historical work by an Italian, "Storia universale," treating of the development of all civilized peoples up to the pontificate of Pius IX. He also wrote histories of Italy, popular works, and poetry.

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