Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Byron and Goethe – Giuseppe Mazzini

The Italian activist and journalist Giuseppe Mazzini was born on June 22, 1805.  Before his death on March 10, 1872, he spearhead the Italian revolutionary movement.  In so doing, he helped bring about an independent and united Italy in place of multiple separate states dominated by foreign powers.  His efforts also culminated in the modern European movement for popular democracy in republican states.

Mazzini’s influence spread through Italian and European republican movements, in Italy’s Constitution, Europeanism and had nuanced impact on politicians of a later period.  These politicians include Woodrow Wilson; David Lloyd George, Ghandi, Savarkar, Golda Meir, Nehru and Sun Yat-Sen.

Byron and Goethe by Mazzini may be read here:

http://www.bartleby.com/32/701.html

A look at Mazzini’s role in nationalism may be viewed here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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