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BORN 19 Mar 1858, Firenze, Toscana - DIED 27 Nov 1920, Firenze, Toscana|
GRAVE LOCATION Firenze, Toscana: Cimitero Monumentale delle Porte Sante (Bastione Nord Est)
Luigi Bertelli worked for the railways in Rimini and Foggia. He started writing under the pseudonym Vamba, the name of the clown in Scott's "Ivanhoe".
Some of his publishings had an educational character. In 1878 he published a book on king Vittorio Emanuele II. His first pedagogic novel was "Ciondolino" was written in 1893. He founded "Giornalino della Domenica" in 1906 and it was published until 1924. His best known novel "Il Giornalino di Gian Burrasca" was published from 1907 to 1908 in this magazine.
In 1919 he published "Un secolo di storia italiana (1815-1918)". His health failed in the summer of 1920 and he died in Florence in November of that year. He was buried at the Cimitero Monumentalle delle Porte Sante and Libero Andreotti (1875-1933) created his funerary monument.
has grave monument designed by Andreotti, Libero
Luigi Bertelli - Wikipedia