Giovanni Battista Zuccala Locatelli (1495 words)

Brian Zuccala (University of the Witwatersrand )
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Giovanni (Battista) Zuccala (Locatelli) was born in December of 1788, just a few months before the outbreak of the French Revolution in May of the following year. Son of landowner Carlo Ambrogio, of the historical Lombard-Venetian Zuccala Locatelli family (occasionally also recorded as Zuccala De’ Locatelli and Zuccala Locatelli Del Bona), and Elena Fracasso, Zuccala holds a somewhat tangential yet unique position in the Italian cultural and literary landscape. To begin with, it is important to ‘disambiguate’ the Bergamasco-born intellectual from his homonymous uncle (1754 –1825), the clergyman and historian whose Memorie Storiche di Bergamo [Chronicles of Bergamo] (1813, now 2002) would inspire …

Citation: Zuccala, Brian. "Giovanni Battista Zuccala Locatelli". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 September 2020 [, accessed 18 September 2020.]

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