Antonio Fogazzaro (Italian pronunciation: [anˈtɔnjo foɡatˈtsaro]; 25 March 1842 – 7 March 1911) was an Italian novelist. Fogazzaro was born in Vicenza to a rich family. In 1864 he got a law degree in Turin. In Milan he followed the scapigliatura movement. In 1869 he was back in Vicenza to work as lawyer, but he left this path very soon to write books full-time.