Patrizia Guarnieri

Intellectuals Displaced from Fascist Italy.

Migrants, Exiles and Refugees Fleeing for Political and Racial Reasons

©2019-Author(s) Published by Firenze University Press
e-ISBN: 978-88-6453-872-3 | DOI: 10.36253/978-88-6453-872-3

Intellectuals Displaced from Fascist Italy

Attilio Momigliano (1883-1952)

Ceva (Cuneo) 7 March 1883 - Florence 2 April 1952

Lives on the move

Aid organisations

  • Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, London
  • Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars, New York


Declared to SPSL and ECADFS:

  • senator Benedetto Croce (1866-1952);
  • senator Giovanni Gentile (1875-1944);
  • professor Henri Bédarida (1885-1957), Sorbona, Paris); 
  • professor Mario Praz (1896-1982), Università La Sapienza, Rome.

Support network

  • Raffaello Alessandri, medical director of the Ospedale di San Sepolcro; Gino Franceschini, doctor; Carlo Vigo: provided care for Momigliano’s wife while she was ill and hid them both in the Ospedale di San Sepolcro (1943-1944).
  • Walter Binni (1913-1997), ex-student: welcomed Momigliano in Perugia (fall 1944) after his departure from San Sepolcro.
  • Aldo Capitini (1899-1968), ex-student, temporary lecturer at the Università per stranieri, Perugia: invited Momigliano to hold a series of lectures (fall 1944) 
  • Vittore Branca (1913-2004), ex-student: helped Momigliano keep his house and books during the Nazi occupation. 


1883Ceva (Cuneo)


University Studies

  • Università di Torino

Teacher in Educational Institutions

  • Saluzzo, Savona, Treviglio (Bergamo), Asti, Bologna, Nuoro, Catania, Torino
  • Fixed-term employment,Stable employment
  • Teacher

Professor of Italian Literature

  • Università di Catania
  • Stable employment
  • Tenured professor

Professor of Italian Literature

  • Università di Pisa
  • Stable employment
  • Tenured professor

Professor of Italian Literature

  • Università di Firenze. Released from service on 14 December 1938.
  • Stable employment
  • Tenured professor

Refuge under Occupation


Refuge under Occupation

1943Città di Castello (Perugia)

Refuge under Occupation

1943Sansepolcro (Arezzo)

Refuge under Occupation

1944Città di Castello (Perugia)

Refuge under Occupation


Refuge under Occupation


Return to Florence

  • Università di Firenze. Re-employed sometime in the first half of 1945 and given a supernumerary position on 31 October, 1950.
  • Fixed-term employment,Stable employment
  • Untenured professor,Tenured professor