Costa, Paolo

BORN 13 Jun 1771, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna - DIED 20 Dec 1836, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
GRAVE LOCATION Bologna, Emilia-Romagna: Cimitero monumentale della Certosa di Bologna, Via della Certosa 18

Paolo Costa studied at the Collegio dei Nobili in Ravenna before he moved to Padua where Melchiorre Cesarotti and Simone Stratico were his teachers. At that time he befrieded Ugo Foscolo. The French occupation in 1797 interrupted his studies and he held government positions in Ravenna and Bologna. After he continued his studies under Giordano Bianchi Dottula, Dionigi Strocchi and Pietro Giordani he obtained the chair of philosophy at the lyceum in Treviso and the lyceum of Bologna, both during the Napoleontic era. In 1815 these schools were suppressed.

From 1822 to 1831 he worked as a private tutor in Bologna and Marco Minghetti was a student. When he was suspected of having relations with the Carbonari he fled to Corfu in 1831. In 1832 he was able to return to Bologna and he died there in 1836.

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• was teacher of Minghetti, Marco


The grave of Paolo Costa at the Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, Bologna.
Picture by Androom (19 Feb 2019)


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Published: 24 Sep 2021
Last update: 24 Sep 2021