Paolo Taverna. Il conte amico dei sordomuti (1804-1878)

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Paolo Taverna. The friend of the deaf and dumb count (1804-1878)

Carlotta Frigerio*

*Corresponding author

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The book, published on the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the death of Count Paolo Taverna, founder and benefactor of the Pio Istituto Deaf-mute in the Milan countryside, allows you to retrace the fundamental stages of the life of the one who spent the most for the birth of the Institute . The volume initially traces the origins of the noble Milanese family Taverna, to then briefly examine the count's childhood, of which unfortunately little is known because of the lack of sources. Later, he went on to analyze the central role that the philanthropist had with his territory: from councilor and councilor of the Municipality of Milan to supporter of the creation of a factory for the inhabitants of Landriano, a territory he inherited from the deceased father. The central part of the volume deals with the activity that undoubtedly gave the Taverna greater visibility, that is the birth and development of the Pio Istituto Sordomuti Poveri in the Milan countryside: the first relations with the priest Don Eliseo Ghislandi and the stages that allowed the project to be realized and finally the strong bond of friendship and mutual esteem that was established with the priest Giulio Tarra, first teacher of the deaf and dumb. In the final analysis, the book traces the final years of the benefactor's life and the memory of his person who, especially in the magazine Giulio Tarra, has always remained alive.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Paolo Taverna. The friend of the deaf and dumb count (1804-1878)
Original languageItalian
Number of pages86
ISBN (Print)9788893353496
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Sordomuti
  • Storia dell'educazione speciale


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