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Luigi Pirandello

Italian writer Luigi Pirandello was one of the 20th century's great dramatists, known especially for his play Six Characters in Search of an Author. A Sicilian, he studied in Rome before earning his…

Pirandello, Luigi

(Encyclopedia) Pirandello, Luigi lwē´jē pērändĕl´lō [key], 1867–1936, Italian author, b. Sicily. One of the great figures in 20th-century European theater, Pirandello was awarded the…

Cadorna, Luigi

(Encyclopedia) Cadorna, Luigi lo͞oē´jē kädôr´nä [key], 1850–1928, Italian field marshal. His father, Raffaele Cadorna, was a general in the wars of the Risorgimento and took Rome in…

Luzzatti, Luigi

(Encyclopedia) Luzzatti, Luigi lo͞oē´jē lo͞ot-tsät´tē [key], 1841–1927, Italian political leader and economist. As minister of finance in several cabinets and as premier (1910–11) he…

Pulci, Luigi

(Encyclopedia) Pulci, Luigi lwē´jē po͞ol´chē [key], 1432–84, Italian poet. Of an impoverished literary family, he became a protégé of Lorenzo de' Medici and a friend of Poliziano…

Longo, Luigi

(Encyclopedia) Longo, Luigi lo͞oē´jē lông´gō [key], 1900–1980, Italian political leader. He was a founder of the Italian Communist party in 1921. In the Spanish civil war he served as…

Galvani, Luigi

(Encyclopedia) Galvani, Luigi lo͞oē´jē gälvä´nē [key], 1737–98, Italian physician. He was professor of anatomy from 1775 at the Univ. of Bologna and was noted as a surgeon and for…

Cherubini, Luigi

(Encyclopedia) Cherubini, Luigi lwē´jē kāro͞obē´nē [key], 1760–1842, Italian composer, who lived in Paris after 1788. Before he was 16 he wrote masses and other sacred works; he later…

Sturzo, Luigi

(Encyclopedia) Sturzo, Luigi lo͞oē´jē sto͞or´tsō [key], 1871–1959, Italian priest and political leader. He taught philosophy and sociology at a seminary in his native Sicily. In 1919…