Salvini, TOMMASO (b. 1830), tragedian, is a native of Milan, and of histrionic descent. His first engagement was with Madame Ristori's company, when his power was soon recognised. His career was somewhat interrupted by the Italian War of Independence, through which he served, but his assumption of the part of Othello in 1857 gave him his great chance. Since then he has played throughout Europe and in America, and in England, as elsewhere, is accepted as a splendid tragic actor.