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D’Annunzio, Gabriele
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D’Annunzio, Gabriele

(March 12, 1863, Pescara – March 1, 1938, Cargnacco [Lake Garda]; from 1924 Prince of Montenevoso), Italian writer. The chief correspondent of the newspaper Corriere della Sera was a significant figure in public life in Italy. He was celebrated by his supporters in May 1915 as the most important exponent of interventionist “spectacle politics” when, on several occasions, he delivered exhortations for war at sites of Italian “national memory,” among them the Capitol in Rome. His speeches at these events became e…

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Isnenghi, Mario, “D’Annunzio, Gabriele”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 18 June 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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