SILVIO PELLICOSilvio Pellico was born at Saluzzo in 1789. Childhood and adolescence are both sad for his poor health, both for the changing economic fortunes of the family. He lived for a period in Lyon where the trade is initiated by a cousin. In 1809, during the Napoleonic period, reaches his family to Milan and is presented to the visit of leverage but is discarded. Here comes into contact with the best culture of the company with letters oriented modern Italian and French writers. Befriends Foscolo and other intellectuals who will group in “The Conciliator.” Passionate about theater, he composed his first tragedy, “Laodomia.” He obtained his first success in representing theater “La Francesca da Rimini.” After the Restoration became part of the Austrian romantic circles by subscribing to the Carbonari also actively collaborating in “The Conciliator”, as acting secretary-coordinator with articles literal, theatrical, religious, becoming a target of the Austrian censorship, especially in 1819, the year in which the police Austrian takes aim at and threatened to forbid your stay in Milan. He was arrested on October 13, 1820 and translated into the prisons of St. Margaret, then the Leads of Venice. His prison term ends in Moravia, in the prison of Spielberg. He was pardoned in 1830, but poorly reduced to the physical and moral sufferings. He returned to Turin, where he resumed his literary activity by publishing poems and tragedies (“Ester of Engedi” and “Iginia d’Asti” composed in prison). In 1832 he published “My Prisons,” text that narrates his memories of imprisonment in order to demonstrate how religion is comfort in misfortune. The popularity of the book led to a result that the author had not expected, and that is that it, rather than an ethical-religious propaganda was used to that patriotic, first in Italy and then abroad, everywhere arousing sympathy for Italy and hatred against foreigners. In 1837 he published two volumes of poems unpublished. In 1854, in Turin, dies.