Thursday 16 August 2018

564) Jessie White Mario

Jessie White Mario (1832 – 1906). English (and naturalized Italian) writer and philanthropist. She is sometimes referred to as "Hurricane Jessie" in the Italian press.
She was a nurse to General Giuseppe Garibaldi's soldiers in four wars; she researched living conditions in subterranean Naples and working conditions in Sicily’s sulphur mines. She wrote copiously (in English and Italian) as both a journalist and a biographer. Litta Visconti Arese in his introduction to The Birth of Modern Italy, says Jessie was the first woman journalist in England.
Her most famous biography was about Giuseppe Garibaldi.

- "She had very red hair, an extremely animated face, and a peculiarly excitable manner."

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