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Detail of Pietro Verri monument in Milan.
Detail of Pietro Verri monument in Milan.

Pietro Verri (December 12, 1728 - June 28, 1797) was an Italian philosopher, economist, historian and writer. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,048 × 1,360 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,048 × 1,360 pixels, file size: 1. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events Astronomical aberration discovered by the astronomer James Bradley Swedish academy of sciences founded at Uppsala The founding of the University of Havana (Universidad de la Habana), Cubas most well-established university. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1797 (MDCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... Alan Greenspan, former chairman, United States Federal Reserve. ... This article is about the occupation of studying history. ...


Born in Milan, the under Austrian rule, to a conservative noble family, he received a strongly religious education, from which he began to rebel when he reached his twenties. He volunteered to serve in the Seven Years' War in order to escape his father's decision to register him for legal studies, but quit after a year. In his early life he translated Destouches' works (1754) and wrote satirical almanacs (Borlanda impasticciata, Gran Zoroastro and Mal di Milza) which scandalized the Milanese society. In 1761, together with his brother Alessandro, he founded a literary association, the Società dei Pugni ("Society of the Fists"), and, from 1764, published the magazine Il Caffè ("The Coffee"), where some 40 articles by him on various subjects appeared and which became an important reference on Enlightenment Milan. Other figures who wrote on it include his brother Alessandro, the famous philosopher Cesare Beccaria, Alfonso Longo and Pietro Secchi. Type Anti-tank Nationality Joint France/Germany Era Cold War, modern Launch platform Individual, Vehicle Target Vehicle, Fortification History Builder MBDA, Bharat Dynamics (under license) Date of design 70s Production period since 1972 Service duration since 1972 Operators 41 countries Variants MILAN 1, MILAN 2, MILAN 2T, MILAN 3, MILAN... Nobility is a traditional hereditary status (see hereditary titles) that exists today in many countries (mainly present or former monarchies). ... Combatants Kingdom of Prussia Kingdom of Great Britain and its American Colonies Electorate of Hanover Iroquois Confederacy Kingdom of Portugal Electorate of Brunswick Electorate of Hesse-Kassel Philippines Archduchy of Austria Kingdom of France Empire of Russia Kingdom of Sweden Kingdom of Spain Electorate of Saxony Kingdom of Naples and... The name Destouches may refer to: André Cardinal Destouches, French composer of Les élémens Franz Seraph von Destouches, German composer Louis-Camus Destouches, artillery officer and father of Jean le Rond dAlembert. ... Alessandro Verri (November 9, 1741 - September 23, 1816) was an Italian author. ... The Enlightenment (French: ; German: ; Italian: ; Portuguese: ) was an eighteenth century movement in European and American philosophy — some classifications also include 17th century philosophy (usually called the Age of Reason). ... Cesare, Marquis of Beccaria (or the Marchese de Beccaria-Bonesana) (March 11, 1738 - November 28, 1794) was an Italian philosopher and politician. ...

In 1764 he also entered the public administration, where he distinguished for his reforming attitudes: in particular, he proposed the abolition of the exaction of taxes through intermediaries. After a documented Bilance on the Commerce of the State of Milan, in 1769 Verri published one of his most notable works, the Elementi del Commercio ("Elements of Commerce"), inspired by a wide interpretation of liberalism in commerce. This was followed by the Meditazioni di economia politica ("Meditations on Economic Politics", 1771), where he enunciated the laws regulating supply and demand and explained the role of money as "universal good". The supply and demand model describes how prices vary as a result of a balance between product availability at each price (supply) and the desires of those with purchasing power at each price (demand). ...

As resistance against his reforming work in administration stiffened, Verri devoted increasingly himself to philosophy. In 1773 he wrote Dell'indole del piacere e del dolore ("Discourse on Pleasure and Pain"), followed in 1777 by Osservazioni sulla tortura ("Observations on Torture"), in which he stressed he uselessness and cruelty of torture.

In 1777 he began the Storia di Milano ("History of Milan", two volumes, 1783 and 1798), a notable example of Enlightenment historiography. The ecclesiastical reforms of Joseph II of Austria inspired him the Dialogo fra Pio VI e Giuseppe II a Vienna ("Dialogue between Pius VI and Joseph II in Vienna", 1782), followed by La Decadenza del Papa ("The Pope's Decay"), marked by his disappointment for the lack of influence of Enlightenment's ideas on the Papacy. Look up enlightenment, Enlightenment in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Joseph II (full name: Joseph Benedikt August Johannes Anton Michel Adam; March 13, 1741 – February 20, 1790) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790 and ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780 to 1790. ...

Joseph II's increasing despotism led Verri to abandon any position in the Austrian administration of Lombardy in 1786; ten years later, after the French invasion, he returned as member of the Milanese municipality and was one of the founders of the Cisalpine Republic. Though disapproving the Jacobin excesses, Verri however welcomed the possibility of moral and economical improvement in the aftermath of the French Revolution, which he considered influenced in turn by the Enlightenment movement. Combatants Austria[a] Portugal Prussia[a] Russia[b] Sicily[c] Sardinia  Spain[d]  Sweden[e] United Kingdom French Empire Holland[f] Italy Etruria[g] Naples[h] Duchy of Warsaw[i] Confederation of the Rhine[j] Bavaria Saxony Westphalia Württemberg Denmark-Norway[k] Commanders Archduke Charles Prince Schwarzenberg Karl Mack... The flag of the Cisalpine Republic was the Transpadane Republic vertical Italian tricolour, with the square shape of the Cispadane Republic The Cisalpine Republic (Italian: Repubblica Cisalpina) was a French client republic in Northern Italy that lasted from 1797 to 1802. ... Jacobin may refer to: Members of the Jacobin Club, a political group during the French Revolution Jacobin (politics) and Jacobinism, pejorative epithets for left-wing revolutionary politics The term is unrelated to Jacobitism and the Jacobean era, both of which are related to the Stuart Dynasty in Great Britain. ... The French Revolution (1789–1815) was a period of political and social upheaval in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to forms based on...

Also notable is his correspondence with his brother Pietro.

Verri died in Milan in 1797.

The younger brother of Alessandro Verri and Pietro Verri, Giovanni Verri, is supposed to be the natural father of the noted Italian novelist and poet Alessandro Manzoni. Their other brother, Carlo, was also a politician. Carlo Verri (1743 - 1823) was an Italian politician. ...

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Pietro Verri, primogenito di Gabriele Verri, per disposizione testamentaria di Pietro Antonio Rusca, alla morte del ... (688 words)
Pietro Verri non ebbe rapporti facili in famiglia, sia con il padre che con i fratelli, specie con Carlo e Giovanni.
Pietro non volle condividere con i fratelli gli onori funebri, e volle una cappella mortuaria per sè e i suoi familiari e la fece costruire sul lato sinistro del Santuario, di cui era diventato, con la morte del padre, amministratore e patrono.
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I maggiori collaboratori saranno proprio Pietro Verri (con 37 articoli) e il fratello Alessandro, ma il più celebre è senz'altro Cesare Beccaria, che vi pubblicherà "Dei delitti e delle pene", un trattato che gli darà risonanza europea e verrà letto nei più famosi salotti di Parigi, di Mosca e di altre città europee.
Se Alessandro Verri fu letterato e storico, Pietro Verri fu filosofo ed economista dalle spiccate qualità: il suo fu - secondo l'espressione di Luperini - un Illuminismo nobiliare ed utilitaristico.
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