The poet Alessandro Manzoni died at the age of 88. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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An Italian novelist and poet, he is known for his 1827 masterpiece, I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed), which is regarded as emblematic of the Italian Risorgimento. He published his first work, Il Conte di Carmagnola, in 1919.
He married Henriette Blondel in 1808, and the pair lived many happy years in Lombardy. After Blondel’s death, Manzoni married Teresa Borri. Between his two marriages, he had nine children.