Ugo Bassi

Ugo Bassi

Birth
Cento, Provincia di Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Death 8 Aug 1849 (aged 48)
Bologna, Città Metropolitana di Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Burial Bologna, Città Metropolitana di Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Memorial ID 73476966 · View Source
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Italian Patriot. Joining the Barnabite order after an unsuccessful love story, he was an ardent follower of Giuseppe Garibaldi in his fight for Italian independence. Known to have endangered his life several times while assisting the wounded under heavy fire, after a long search, he was captured along with count Giovanni Livraghi near Comacchio and escorted to Bologna by Austrian troops. Convicted by a military tribunal with having been caught carrying arms, both men were executed by firing squad on August 8, 1849, in Bologna. To this day, Bassi remains one of the most popular figures of the Italian revolution. Several monuments and streets across Italy are dedicated to him, including a bust at the Janiculum in Rome and a monument in one of Bologna's main streets which also carries his name.

Bio by: Eman Bonnici


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  • Originally Created by: Eman Bonnici
  • Added: 16 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73476966
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ugo Bassi (12 Aug 1800–8 Aug 1849), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73476966, citing Cimitero Monumentale della Certosa di Bologna, Bologna, Città Metropolitana di Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .