Frassetto, Fabio

BORN 18 Feb 1876, Sassari, Sardegna - DIED 26 Nov 1953
GRAVE LOCATION Bologna, Emilia-Romagna: Cimitero monumentale della Certosa di Bologna, Via della Certosa 18 (left of the entrance to the wall)

Fabio Frassetto studied at the University of Turin where Cesara Lombroso was his teacher and whose his assistant he became in the last year of his studies. He graduated in 1901 in Natural Sciences and took a degree in Medicine as well. He worked in Padua and Rome until he obtained a professorship in Bologna in 1908. that he held for fourty years. He was well knowns for his attempts to reconstruct the faces of famous pleple from their skulls. In 1921 he was allowed to examine the remains of Dante and he published "Dante Ossa" in which he reconstructed Dante's face.

His son Flavio was born in 1913 and fell during the Second World War. They were buried in the same grave at the Certosa cemetery in Bologna and face each other in the monument that was created by Farpi Vignoli (1907-1997).


The grave of Fabio Frassetto at the Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, Bologna.
Picture by Androom (10 Feb 2017)


Fratellini, Annie

Published: 11 Apr 2022
Last update: 25 Apr 2022