Carlo Collodi life and biography

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Carlo Collodi biography

Date of birth : 1826-11-24
Date of death : 1890-10-26
Birthplace : Florence, Italy
Nationality : Italian
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2011-07-14
Credited as : Journalist, author, The Adventures of Pinocchio

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Carlo Lorenzini, better known by the pen name Carlo Collodi, was an Italian children's writer known for the world-renowned fairy tale novel, The Adventures of Pinocchio.

A journalist by profession, Collodi is better known as the author of the fairy tale The Adventures of Pinocchio. The title character is a wooden marionette who comes to life and has various naughty adventures before revealing his good heart and becoming a living boy at last. Collodi published chapters of the story in serial form in an Italian newspaper beginning in 1881, and the story became a book in 1883. A cheery animated film of the story was released by Walt Disney in 1940.

The author borrowed the pen name of 'Collodi' from his mother's home town.

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