Bonsanti, Alessandro

AUTHOR, POLITICIAN (ITALY)
BORN 25 Nov 1904, Firenze, Toscana - DIED 17 Feb 1984, Firenze, Toscana
GRAVE LOCATION Firenze, Toscana: Cimitero Monumentale delle Porte Sante

After finishing his studies, Alessandro Bonsanti worked as a bank employee in Milan. He also wrote for the magazine "La Fiera Literaria". After his return to Florence he worked for the magazine "Solaria" as a contributor and as an editor.

In 1941 he became the director of the Gabinetto scientifìco-letterario Vieusseux. For fourty years he promoted numerous cutural activities. He published "Dialoghi e altre prose" in (1940) and "Introduzione al gran viaggio" in 1944. From 1945 to 1947 he directed the weekly "Il Mondo".

In his later years he was also politically active. He supported Spadolini's Partito Repubblicano. In 1983 he was elected mayor of Florence, but he died in February 1984.

Images

The grave of Alessandro Bonsanti at the Cimitero Monumentale delle Porte Sante, Florence.
Picture by Androom (19 Feb 2018)

 

Sources
Wikipedia (IT): https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandro_Bonsanti


Bonvin, François

Published: 13 May 2018
Last update: 13 May 2018