Henri Sappia

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Enrico Sappia
BornApril 17, 1833
DiedSeptember 29, 1909
Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France
OccupationJournalist, author
Parent(s)Giuseppe Sappia
Marcellina Simon

Enrico Sappia (1833-1906) was a journalist and author.

Early life[edit]

Henri Sappia was born on April 17, 1833 in Touët-de-l'Escarène, County of Nice, Kingdom of Sardinia, (nowadays Alpes-Maritimes, France).[1]

Sappia was sentenced to a 15-year prison sentence on August 12, 1870 due to his opposition to Emperor Napoleon III and his support for the republic.[2] With the fall of the Second French Empire on September 4, 1870, he never went to jail.[2]


Sappia was a journalist,[1] he founded Nice-historique in 1898.[1][3]

Sappia co-founded the Acadèmia Nissarda, a historical society in Nice, in 1904 with Alexandre Baréty,[3][4] he stressed that Nice was culturally Provençal, not Italian.[3]

Death and legacy[edit]

Sappia died on September 29, 1909 in Nice, France;[1] the Boulevard Henri Sappia in Nice was named after him.[5]

Further reading[edit]

  • Sappia, Henri (2006). Roullier-Laurens, Alain (ed.). Nice contemporaine. Nice: France Europe Edition. ISBN 9782848251561. OCLC 469948611.
  • Mauviel, Maurice (2007). L'incroyable odyssée d'Henri Sappia : erudit niçois, conspirateur et agent secret sous le Second Empire, 1833-1906. Draguignan: Éditions Wallâda. ISBN 9782904201448. OCLC 175290146.


  1. ^ a b c d "Henri Sappia (1833-1906)". Bibliothèque nationale de France. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Couzin, Thierry (2009). Passer par le XIXème siècle : les frontières, le capitalisme et l'Occident : aux origines européennes de l'unification italienne. Bruxelles: Peter Lang. p. 31. ISBN 9783034303187. OCLC 690792843.
  3. ^ a b c Lafelice, Michel (1998). Barbets! : les résistances à la domination française dans le pays niçois (1792-1814). Nice: Serre éditeur. pp. 100–101. ISBN 9782864102915. OCLC 40617818.
  4. ^ Blackwood, Robert J.; Tufi, Stefania (2015). The Linguistic Landscape of the Mediterranean : French and Italian coastal cities. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan. p. 50. ISBN 9780230290983. OCLC 909321066.
  5. ^ Google Maps