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Botta Carlo Giuseppe Guglielmo

Botta, Carlo Giuseppe Guglielmo, historian, was born in 1766 in Piedmont. Studying medicine, he entered the French army as a physician in 1794, and in 1799 was appointed by Joubert a member of the provisional government of Piedmont. Though he led an active political life in a stirring period, he wrote several works, the chief being his History of Italy, from 1789 to 1814. He also wrote poems. His death occurred in Paris in 1837.