Giuseppe Parini

(2514 words)
  • Pietro Frassica

Giuseppe Parini was born to Francesco Maria and Angela Maria Carpani in Bosisio (province of Lecco, in the region of Lombardy) in 1729. Due to the modest social and economic background of his family, he was sent to live with his aunt Anna Maria Parina (his father’s sister) when he was nine years old. When she died three years later, she left Giuseppe a very small annuity with certain stipulations; he was required to have a mass performed for her every day, with the assumption that he would become a priest. With his inheritance the young Parini was able to attend a Catholic school, run by Barnabite monks, where he remained until 1752. He completed his studies in twelve years rather than the usual seven, largely as a result of his p…

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Frassica, Pietro. "Giuseppe Parini". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 April 2010
[, accessed 04 July 2015.]