Sanctis, Francesco de

Sanctis, Francesco de:

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, 1817–83, Italian historian and literary critic. He was one of the founders of modern Italian literary criticism. He suffered imprisonment for his political views and was exiled to Malta.
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Sanctis, Francesco de

(1693–1740)
Italian architect who, along with Alessandro Specchi, designed the Spanish Steps in Rome, which consist of an elegant ensemble of the piazza, the triple set of steps, and Bernini’s Fountain.