Portrait of Vittorio Alfieri

Portrait of Vittorio Alfieri

The 14 July 1789, day of storming of the Bastille, the Italian poet Vittorio Alfieri He was in Paris.

That's because in the way he reported his secretary about that event that, in fact, He marked the beginning of French Revolution:

“On the day of the storming of the Bastille, Vittorio was seen jumping for joy on the ruins. Then, full of enthusiasm for the first hour of freedom, he fired off the ode in Paris sbastigliata. Two months later, however,, He hurried back to Italy”.

In fact, After that initial elation, Alfieri, horrified and disgusted by the growing violence and unjustified by the turn that events were taking, radically changed its views, distancing itself from extremist ideas and bloody advocated by revolutionary leaders (Photo gives: biografieonline.it).