Carlo Pepoli, an Italian author, born in Bologna in 1801. He studied at the university of that city, and in 1831 became a member of the revolutionary provisional government. After its speedy overthrow he was captured by the Austrians on his flight to Corfu, and imprisoned, but soon banished from the country. He spent some time at Geneva with Rossi and Sismondi, wrote in Paris the libretto for Bellini's opera I Puritani, and was subsequently engaged on similar works. In 1837 he lectured in England on Italian history and art, and he was professor of Italian literature at the university of London from 1839 until the revolution of 1848, when he joined the movement in Italy. After serving in the Venetian territory under Durando, he was elected deputy in Rome and became vice president of the assembly. After the failure of the revolution in 1849 he returned to England, where he remained until the victories in Italy in 1859. Subsequently he filled various official posts. He has published several works in prose and poetry.