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Countess Loredana da Schio

January 1, 1980

1980 – Vicenza, Italy

Born in Vicenza, Italy, Loredana da Schio studied at the British Institute of Florence, where she received her Superior Diploma of English Language and Literature in 1940. Subsequently, she was a private instructor of English language and literature. Countess da Schio was an assistant tutor in Italian language and literature at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford and a lectrice at Nottingham University in Great Britain. A scholar of the English language, she translated many writings including books and plays for the theater and television, foremost of which was Robert Bolt’s immortal “A Man For All Seasons.” The play was performed to critical acclaim in Palladio’s famed Teatro Olympica in the city of Vicenza. She published some fourteen works. Her special affection and affinity for both the Italian and English languages led to her being in demand as a translator of important documents. In 1940, Countess da Schio was the founder of the Sezione Italo-Britannica dell’ Accademia Olimpica (Anglo-Italian Association) in northern Italy, with headquarters in Vicenza. The association promotes deeper knowledge of the English language and British and American cultures. Her work had a great and beneficial impact on cultural and human relations between citizens of these countries. (Deceased 1989)