Gabriele D'Annunzio - RitrattoGabriele d'Annunzio was born March 12, 1863 by Francesco Paolo and Luisa De Benedictis in Pescara, where he spent his childhood. At age eleven, he entered his first class gymnasium at the College Cicognini of Prato, where he remained until the age studies. Still boarder, in 1879 public at the printing Ricci of Chieti, his first collection of poems entitled "First Vere", born from reading impressions of Odes Barbarian Carducci.
Achieved in 1881, the high school, he moved to Rome where he came into contact with literary and aristocratic, starting a successful work as a journalist at the "Captain Smash" and "Byzantine Chronicle." It was in Rome that he knows the Duchess Maria Hardouin of Welsh whom he married in July of 1883 and from which will be born Mario, Gabriellino and Veniero. In 1891, weighed down by creditors, he left Rome and took refuge in Francavilla al Mare at the "Convent" of his friend Francesco Paolo Michetti, where it will remain until the beginning of '94 working hard on the "Corriere di Napoli" and then the "Morning ". In the summer del'95 makes the journey that will inspire the Greek dead city and Laus Vitae, and just after returning from the cruise in Venice revises Eleonora Duse, a year after the first random knowledge. Soon Portrait of Gabriele d'Annunzio - B. Cascellastabilirà villa in La Capponcina Settignano, near the home of Duse, by which establishes an artistic and sentimental which coincides with a period of intense creation. Of these years is the participation in the political life in 1897 elected deputy in the college of Ortona (CH), spoke in Parliament to vote against the government with the Left Pelloux that attempts to restrict political freedom. In 1910, burdened by debt, he moved to France. The First World War broke out, he returned to Italy greeted with great demonstrations of enthusiasm and May 5, with the discourse of Fourth, the Festival dei Mille, the campaign begins interventionist. Volunteered in Novara Lancers Regiment, performing sensational deeds as the flight of Trieste in 1915, the Buccari Escapade and the flight to Vienna in 1918, the occupation of Fiume September 12, 1919, at the head of the grenadiers of Ronchi. When the Italian government, after the Treaty of Rapallo, puts an end to the occupation of the city, d'Annunzio took refuge in Gardone Riviera in Villa Cargnacco he transformed the monumental complex of the Italian Vittoriale, where he remained until his death (March 1, 1938).