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Born in Rome, Papal State [now Lazio, Italy]
Died in Vienna, Austria, Habsburg Monarchy, Holy Roman Empire [now Austria]  (a cold that developed into fever)
Birth NamePietro Trapassi

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Italian poet and librettist.
Son of Felice Trapassi of Assisi and Francesca Galastri of Bologna.
Educated by Gian Vincenzo Gravina, a jurist who adopted him and prepared him to study law. Gravina led Pietro to change his name from 'Trapassi' to 'Metastasio', the hellenized equivalent, in 1715.

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