|POET, CRITIC (ITALY)|
BORN 26 Mar 1856, San Pietro Capofiume, Emilia-Romagna (near Molinella) - DIED 24 Dec 1905, Pistoia, Toscana|
GRAVE LOCATION Bologna, Emilia-Romagna: Cimitero monumentale della Certosa di Bologna, Via della Certosa 18 (Sala del Colombario al Campo Carducci, south entrance)
Severino Ferrari was the son of the doctor Severino Ferrari. His mother Guiseppina Sarti was a sister of the sculptor Diego Sarti. He met Giovanni Pascoli (1855-1912) in 1873 and a lifelong friendship was the result. In 1876 he met Giosuč Carducci as a student at the University of Bologna. In 1877 he was one of the founders of the magazine "I Nuovi Goliardi".
In 1884 his allegorical poem "Il mago" was published and in 1885 "Bordatini" followed. In 1886 he met Ida Gini at La Spezia, where he was a teacher at the Liceo Costa. They married on 23 September 1886 and she was an inspiration for many of his poems. Carducci wanted him to succeed him at the University of Bologna, but he suffered from a mental disorder and when Carducci retired in 1904 he was unable to take his place and Pascoli succeeded Carducci. Het died in 1905 in a clinic in Pistoia.
His tomb at the Cimitero monumentale della Certosa di Bologna was sculpted by Carlo Parmeggiani (1850-1918).
was pupil to Carducci, Giosuč