Paola Drigo (1252 words)

Luciano Parisi (University of Exeter)
Trans. by Charlotte Beare (University of Exeter)
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Paola Bianchetti was born in Castelfranco Veneto on January 4th, 1876, to an affluent family (her father and one grandfather were lawyers, her other grandfather was a doctor). Her family was also politically active: her maternal grandfather had been a member of parliament, a great-uncle on her father’s side a senator, and her father had fought in Trentino alongside Garibaldi’s troops in 1866. Paola was educated at the liceo (high school) in Treviso. At the age of twenty-two she married Giulio Drigo, a wealthy landowner, with whom she had a son, Paolo, in 1899, and a daughter who died immediately after birth. From then on, she lived in Padua, her husband’s hometown, and in one of his villas at …

Citation: Parisi, Luciano. "Paola Drigo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 September 2016 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13294, accessed 07 July 2022.]

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