Goffredo Mameli

Goffredo Mameli

Birth
Genoa, Città Metropolitana di Genova, Liguria, Italy
Death 7 Jul 1849 (aged 21)
Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 16309152 · View Source
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Italian Patriot. Born in Genoa, son of a Sardinian admiral in command of the fleet of the House of Savoy (Kingdom of Sardinia), he very young started approaching the nationalistic theories of Giuseppe Mazzini, and in only two years played a major part in the insurrectional movements of the Italian Risorgimento. He is now most remembered as the author of the lyrics of the Italian national anthem, "Il Canto degli Italiani". Died at the age of 22 from an infected wound after a combat against the French in Rome, not far from where he's now resting. Buried originally in the Verano Monumental Cemetery where his cenotaph still stands as a monument to his memory, his remains were transferred at Fascist times onto the Mausoleum of the Garibaldi soldiers on the Gianicolo hilltop.

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  • Originally Created by: F G
  • Added: 24 Oct 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 16309152
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Goffredo Mameli (5 Sep 1827–7 Jul 1849), Find a Grave Memorial no. 16309152, citing Mausoleo Ossario Garibaldino, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .