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Pirandello, Luigi

(Encyclopedia)Pirandello, Luigi lw´j prändl´l [key], 1867–1936, Italian author, b. Sicily. One of the great figures in 20th-century European theater, Pirandello was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Li...

Alamanni, Luigi

(Encyclopedia)Alamanni or Alemanni, Luigi loo´j älämän´n, äl– [key], 1495–1556, Italian poet and patriot. He was a friend of Macchiavelli, who may have encouraged his conspiracy (1522) against C...

Boccherini, Luigi

(Encyclopedia)Boccherini, Luigi loo´j bôk-kr´n [key], 1743–1805, Italian composer and cellist. Together with the violinist Filippo Manfredi he made a highly successful concert tour of Italy and Fra...

Dallapiccola, Luigi

(Encyclopedia)Dallapiccola, Luigi loo´j dälläpk´klä [key], 1904–75, Italian composer, b. Pazan, Istria (now in Croatia). Dallapiccola was in a detention camp during World War I; because his wife ...

Nono, Luigi

(Encyclopedia)Nono, Luigi loo´j nô´n [key], 1924–90, Italian composer, b. Venice. Nono studied with Hermann Scherchen and Bruno Maderna. He adopted the twelve-tone method of composition (see serial mus...

Galvani, Luigi

(Encyclopedia)Galvani, Luigi loo´j gälvä´n [key], 1737–98, Italian physician. He was professor of anatomy from 1775 at the Univ. of Bologna and was noted as a surgeon and for research in comparative a...

Einaudi, Luigi

(Encyclopedia)Einaudi, Luigi lw´j nou´d [key], 1874–1961, president of Italy (1948–55). A noted economist, a senator for life from 1919, and an opponent of Fascism after 1924, Einaudi taught at the Un...

Sturzo, Luigi

(Encyclopedia)Sturzo, Luigi loo´j stoor´ts [key], 1871–1959, Italian priest and political leader. He taught philosophy and sociology at a seminary in his native Sicily. In 1919 he founded the Popular ...

Luzzatti, Luigi

(Encyclopedia)Luzzatti, Luigi loo´j loot-tsät´t [key], 1841–1927, Italian political leader and economist. As minister of finance in several cabinets and as premier (1910–11) he promoted liberal leg...

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