Vincenzo Cuoco

Vincenzo Cuoco was born in Civitacampomarano in 1770. He was a writer, jurist, politician, historian, and economist. In 1799, Cuoco participated in the revolution and the Parthenopean Republic in Naples, where he was in charge of organizing the Volturno Department. Upon the return of the Bourbons, he was imprisoned and forced into exile in Paris and Milan, where he published his masterpiece, “Saggio Storico sulla Rivoluzione Napoletana” (Historical Essay on the Neapolitan Revolution). His other works include: “Platone in Italia” (Plato in Italy), an epistolary utopian novel, and “Viaggio nel Molise” (Journey Through Molise). He died in Naples in 1823. Places to visit: in Civitacampomarano, the village where Cuoco was born, the historical centre, Vincenzo Cuoco’s house, and the Castle located at the center of the village not far from Vincenzo Cuoco’s house.

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