Gioacchino Volpe

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Gioacchino Volpe
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Born 16 February 1876 (1876-02-16)
Paganica, Italy
Died 1 October 1971 (1971-11) (aged 95)
Santarcangelo di Romagna, Italy
Occupation Historian

Gioacchino Volpe (16 February 1876 - 1 October 1971) was an Italian historian and, during the years between the two world wars, a politician.


Born in Paganica, Volpe graduated in Letters at the University of Pisa, and in 1906 he became professor of modern history at the it.[1] A nationalist, he supported the Fascism and in 1924 was elected deputy with the National List.[1] He was General Secretary of the Royal Academy of Italy from 1929 to 1934 and member of the Accademia dei Lincei from 1935 to 1946.[1] Between 1924 and 1940 he was professor of modern history at the University of Rome.[1]

In his works Volpe depicted the history of Italy as a rising process culminated in fascism.[1] After the Greco-Italian War, his attitude towards fascism gradually became critical and distant.[1] After the war, he was purged from the university teaching and focused on his studies.[1]

Further reading

  • Innocenzo Cervelli. Gli Storici: Gioacchino Volpe. Guida, 2008. ISBN 8860425751.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Paola Cavina, Lorenzo Grilli. Gaetano Salvemini e Gioacchino Volpe: dalla storia medievale alla storia contemporanea. Edizioni della Normale, 2008. ISBN 8876422188.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Eugenio Di Rienzo. La storia e l'azione: vita politica di Gioacchino Volpe. Le Lettere, 2008. ISBN 8860871069.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Roberto Bonuglia. Gioacchino Volpe tra passato e presente. Aracne, 2007. ISBN 8854814121.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Eugenio Di Rienzo. "Volpe, Gioacchino". Il Contributo italiano alla storia del Pensiero - Politica. Treccani, 2013.

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