Marco Coltellini


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(1719–77). Librettist from Livorno who became court poet at St Petersburg. He achieved his best results in Almeria, Antigone, and Amore e Psiche. In the 1760s he owned Livorno's foremost printing press, which published the first edition of Beccaria's Dei delitti e delle pene in 1764.

From The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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