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Berchet, Giovanni

Berchet, Giovanni jōvän´nē bĕrkĕt´ [key], 1783–1851, Italian patriot and poet. He conspired to free Lombardy from Austria and was exiled. He wrote stirring patriotic ballads of a romantic type and rhymed romances, such as Giulia and Matilde.

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