Paoli, the Enlightened


Virginie Ferrand Sereni

Pasquale di Paoli was the Che Guevara of the XVIIIth century – probably the greatest fighter for freedom of that century, an inspiration to democrats everywhere, a soldier who succeeded in liberating Corsica from the oppressive rule of the Genoese’

wrote the BBC.

Praised by the most famous philosophers, admired throughout Europe, the Father of the Corsican nation was an eminent man whose bust statue still stands in the south choir aisle of Westminster Abbey…

Last modified: 20 March 2017

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