|About the Book|
Ippolito Nievo was born in 1831, in Padova (Italy) and died in a shipwreck in the Tyrrhenian Sea (1861).After graduating in Law at the University of Padova, he refused to join his fathers profession as a lawyer, because this implied an act of submission to the Austrian Government, to which the Italian region Veneto belonged.He was politically inspired by Giuseppe Mazzinis thought and wanted to engage for the independence of Veneto and a united Italy. Therefore, he took part in the Second war of Independence following Giuseppe Garibaldi. In 1860 he enlisted with Garibaldis Mille who, after having defeated the Borbone army in Sicily and Southern Italy, gave those regions to the King of Sardinia Vittorio Emanuele II. On 18 February 1861, Italy became Regno dItalia, fulfilling the hopes of Ippolito Nievo. Shortly after, in March, he died in a sea wreck.