Patriota italiano. Fu condannato a ventanni di carcere, ma fu graziato a metà della pena. Su questa esperienza scrisse un grandissimo libro: Le mie prigioni.
Pellico, a national hero in Italy, was the leader of the first group of revolutionaries who challenged the authority of the ruling elite. He narrowly escaped execution and (
) inspired patriots seeking Italys freedom from the foreign yoke.
(Jo McKenna Italy Down Under- The National Magazine of Italian Australian affairs and culture)