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Nelson Morpurgo

Nelson Morpurgo (1899–1978) was an Italian lawyer and poet. He was born in Cairo in 1899, during the reign of Khedive Abbas Helimi II, the son of Italian lawyer Carlo Morurgo.

Nelson Morpurgo attended elementary school in Athens and Padova, then joined the liceo Manzoni in Milan. Morpurgo studied law in Rome and Paric, and worked as a lawyer in Cairo from 1933 onwards. After World War II he worked for the Italian Consulate in Egypt. However, he ist best known for his role in promoting Futurism, which he had discovered through his reading of the journal ''Lacerba'' and as a friend of the leading proponents of Futurism, Filippo Marinetti.

After his retirement in Rimini, Morpurgo organized a conference on Futurism and participated in the celebration of the centenary of Marinetti's birth in 1976. He died in Rimini on October 11, 1978.
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