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Gian Domenico Romagnosi

Gian Domenico Romagnosi

Distinguished Personality


Salsomaggiore Terme gave birth in 1761 to Gian Domenico Romagnosi, a great italian jurist, philosopher and physic.

He was one of the greatest itellectual of the 18th and 19th century in the field of the italian legal thought renovation.

Brief history: Romagnosi was born in Salsomaggiore Terme on december 11, 1761. He lived between two centuries: 18th century crossed by a global rationalistic fervor and 19th century which collocated mankind in a historical perspective.

It was between those two world that Romagnosi was a real follower of the philosophy of the Enlightenment, open to the new ideas that were springing up in the italian cultural and political context he anticipated the political Renaissance thought. Teacher, notary, profitable researcher he produced numerous writings about laws and philosophy, he was kept in jail. He was assigned the chair of professor of “Public Law”.

L’epigrafe sulla facciata della casa natale in via Romagnosi a Salsomaggiore Terme(1835 )

He died in Milan on june 8, 1835, due to a serious illness. In his memory the city of Salsomaggiore placed a marble epigraph on the facade of his birthplace in Via Romagnosi. The epigraph was dictated by the writer Pietro Giordani from Piacenza and gave honor to who “was born here (…) made memorable this small village”. In 1874 a proud and greatful Salsomaggiore dedicated to its famous son the monument placed at the end of Viale Romagnosi, work of the sculptor Cristoforo Marzaroli.

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