The prisoners included Silvio Spaventa, Luigi Settembrini, Carlo Poerio and many other cultured and worthy citizens.
Settembrini, entitled " A Protest of the People of the Two Sicilies," appeared anonymously and created a deep impression as a most scathing indictment of the government; and at the same time the election of Pius IX., a pope who was believed to be a Liberal, caused widespread excitement throughout Italy.
Settembrini, Carlo Poerio and Silvio Spaventa.
LUIGI SETTEMBRINI (1813-1877), Italian man of letters and politician, was born in Naples.
When reaction set in, once more Settembrini was arrested as a suspect (June 1849) and imprisoned.
The death sentences were, however, commuted to imprisonment for life, and Settembrini was sent to the dungeons of San Stefano.
The exiles received an enthusiastic welcome in London, but Settembrini after a short stay in England joined his family at Florence in 1860.
Settembrini, Ricordanze, 2 vols., edited by F.
De Sanctis (Naples, 1879-1880); Epistolario di Luigi Settembrini, edited by F.