Carlo Collodi

Italian writer (1826-1890)

Carlo Lorenzini (24 November 1826 – 26 October 1890), better known by the pen name Carlo Collodi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkarlo kolˈlɔːdi]), was an Italian author, humorist,[1] and journalist,[2] widely known for his fairy tale novel The Adventures of Pinocchio.

Carlo Collodi
BornCarlo Lorenzini
(1826-11-24)24 November 1826
Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany
Died26 October 1890(1890-10-26) (aged 63)
Florence, Kingdom of Italy
OccupationWriter, novelist
GenreChildren's literature
Political satire


  1. Marrone, Gaetana; Puppa, Paolo (2006). Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies. New York: Routledge. p. 485. ISBN 9781579583903.
  2. "C. Collodi | Italian author". Encyclopedia Britannica.