Enrico Mylius was born 250 years ago today, on 14 March 1769, in Frankfurt am Main.
A mediator between the Italian and German cultures, Enrico was a model "European citizen" ahead of his time. His life was inextricably intertwined with that of great figures of the age (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Alessandro Manzoni, Carlo Cattaneo, Massimo d'Azeglio and many more), with entrepreneurial progress, civic commitment and artistic sensitivity playing a key part in everything he did.
Villa Vigoni wishes to recall its "founding father" today and throughout 2019, dedicating its Focus of the Year 2019 to him in order to underscore the great significance of Mylius's ideal legacy for the Villa Vigoni institution and Europe today.
To mark this important 250th anniversary, Villa Vigoni, in collaboration with the Museum Giersch der Goethe-Universität, will be staging the first exhibition dedicated to Enrico Mylius in his hometown Frankfurt am Main: "Enrico Mylius (1769-1854): A European citizen in Frankfurt am Main and Milan" (8 August-8 September 2019).
More information here.