Count Angelo de Gubernatis of the University of Rome, will give this evening at 8 o'clock in the Fogg Lecture Room the first of a series of four lectures in French, the subject for tonight being "L'Aristocratie Italienne."
Professor de Gubernatis graduated from the University of Turin, and in 1860 became professor of rhetoric in the Gymnasium of Chieri. In 1862 he was sent to Berlin by the Italian government to study under Professors Bopp and Weber. He became professor of Sanskrit and comparative literature at the University of Florence in 1863, and has been professor of Italian literature at the University of Rome since 1891. Professor de Gubernatis is well known as a dramatist, poet, journalist, critic, and orientalist. Among his best known plays are "Pere delle Vigue," "La Morte di Catone," "Romolo," and "Savitri." He is a correspondent of several prominent reviews, and has written a number of books.
The subjects and dates for the remaining three lectures of the series are as follows: March 16, "La Bourgeoisie Italienne;" March 21, Le Peuple Italien;" March 23, "Le Pape et Le Clerge."