Laura Beatrice Mancini

Laura Beatrice Mancini (ca. 1860)

Laura Beatrice Mancini (January 17, 1821[1] – July 17, 1869), born Laura Beatrice Oliva, was an Italian poet.

Laura Oliva was born in Naples, and in 1840 married Italian jurist and statesman Pasquale Stanislao Mancini.[2] She wrote a variety of poetry, and ran a literary salon for liberal-minded Neapolitans from the 1840s.[3] Many of her poems focused on contemporary political events (see Italian unification), especially after 1860.[2]



  1. ^ (in Italian) Francesco de Sanctis, Nino Cortese, Opere complete, A. Morano, 1930, pag. 422 [1]
  2. ^ a b "Mancini". Meyers Konversations-Lexikon (in German). 11 (4th ed.). 1890. p. 178.
  3. ^ Maria Malatesta (2002). Society and the Professions in Italy, 1860-1914. Cambridge University Press. p. 79. ISBN 0-521-89383-6.