Giovanni Battista Niccolini
Born: 29 October 1782, Bagni San Juliano, Italy
Died: 20 Seotember 1861, Florence
Italian poet and playwright of the Italian unification movement. "Liberal republican and anticlerical supporter of the unity and independence of Italy" (http://chorale.chanterive.free.fr).
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