Giuseppe Frola

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Giuseppe Frola (born January 5, 1883 in Turin , † July 28, 1917 there ) was an Italian historian and lawyer.

Carte dell'Archivio comunale di Gassino , 1911

Live and act

He was born in Turin on January 5, 1883, the son of Secondo Frola and Luisa Balbis, a politician and lawyer specializing in private law and a Piedmontese noblewoman. He studied at the University of Turin at the Faculty of Law, where he graduated with honors from Professor Francesco Ruffini. In his thesis he dealt with the statutes of the Canavese region . His reasoning was further treated in publications in the journal by Ferdinando Gabotto.

At a young age he focused his attention primarily on historical and legal historical research. He was particularly interested in the Canavese region and the statutes of the various municipalities in this area. Based on this research, he wrote a publication on the history of the Canavian statutes. He used documents from archives and libraries as a basis for this, including numerous manuscripts that took him to Rome and the intellectual circles of the capital. His research was published in 1918 after his death under the title Corpus statutorum Canavisii . This collection of great historical importance "offers a unique opportunity to learn about local legal discipline. It also serves as a testimony to the life and agricultural population of a homogeneous territory such as the Canavese , between the deep Middle Ages and the first modern age . "

In addition to his research, Giuseppe Frola was also entrusted with the development of cultural assets in 1906 and took on the role of secretary of the Society of Cultural Assets in the Province of Turin . In 1911 he took part in the World Exhibition in Turin . He died in Turin on July 28, 1917.


  • Corpus Statutorum Canavisii , Vol. 1-3, Scuola Tipografica Salesiana, Turin 1918.


Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e Gian Savino Pene Vidari:  Giuseppe Frola. In: Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (DBI).