was born in Milan on 22nd October, 1912
had an adventurous and varied life. After having
finished his studies in Milan and obtaining
a diploma in geometry, he left for East Africa.
In 1936, during the Ethiopia campaign, he played
his part with leading assignments in civil engineering
works: roads, bridges, the Massaua-Asmara cableway
and many more. In 1941, during the second world
war in the Italian East Africa, as an Engineer
Officer, he was made prisoner by the English,
and taken to Fort Baldissera in Asmara. He managed
to escape, stayed in hiding until the end of
the war, doing all kinds of jobs (even farming).
As soon as he escaped he married Alma Sarrubbi
from Milan; they had four children, all born
in Asmara. After the end of the war up to the
end of 1961, when he returned to Italy, he held
two important positions: from 1946 to 1956 he
was at the command of the Asmara Fire Department
and then from 1956 to 1961 he was the executive
technician for the Massaua Aqueduct. After returning
to Italy, he worked in the construction field
in Milan and Rimini. He spent the last years
of his life in Monza and was part of the Circle
of Poets and Artists of Monza and Brianza. After
retiring, he dedicated his time to literary
studies writing various books which gained him
national and international recognition.
Augusto passed on in Monza on 5th October 2000.
details are available in the works on the web
site - section Books.
brief synthesis of the written works by Augusto
Uomo Svegliati (Ariccia,
Rome: Casa Editrice Bahá'í, 1973)
the evolutive push of human society
towards worldwide unity is highlighted.
In the appendix, evidence is given, taken from
various Sacred Books, to the progressivity of
Gli Otto Veli (to move for a better and
united world) (Ariccia, Rome: Casa Editrice
Bahá'í, 1983) the obstacles that
could arise along the road for the quest of
the truth are analyzed.
firm belief of religious unity induced him to
undertake an accurate study of all religions.
The result was: L'Islam e il Corano (some
elements) that will be presented again completely
revisioned and enriched. (Ariccia, Rome: Casa
Editrice Bahá'í, 1984)
Pensieri su Dio, l'uomo e il mondo (Melegnano,
Milan: Montedit, 1986) the subject of the relationship
God-man is dealt with in poetic prose.
In L'Amo e il Pesce (Recco, Genoa: Insieme,
1989) the author sets out in autobiographic
form his approaching to the problem of the progressivity
of the Revelation.
held, in collaboration with Professor Alessandro
Bausani and Mrs. Agnese Boerio, Conferences
in the Faculty of Parapsychology in the Tiberina
Academy (typescript) in Rome and has
had articles published in various newspapers
and journals on current affairs such as drugs,
violence, the world hunger problem and others.
L'Amore che non tradisce (Melegnano,
Milan: Montedit, 1992) he wanted to reproduce
in poetry the role of God's love in the life
Religioni Rivelate (Melegnano, Milan:
Montedit, 1993) he wished to trace in an impartial
manner the historic reality of the existing,
prominent religions. The Province of Vicenza
decided to present this book at a peace conference,
distributing it to the religion teachers in
schools in the same province.
Il Ponte - Oh! Asmara Asmara (Melegnano,
Milan: Montedit, 1995) he wanted to go over
for friends and others, his physical and spiritual
life and all his experiences, first in Italy,
in Eritrea and then Italy again, including his
discovery of that extraordinary Faith, the Bahà'ì
Faith that had been the vital lymph of his spiritual
maturity and that had allowed him to work for
a better world.
Ricordi Immagini Pensieri (Bucchianico,
Chieti: Tinari, 1997), he wanted to express
with poetic licence his life: in Ricordi (Memories)
the most striking events; in Immagini (Images)
some reflections upon life itself; in Pensieri
(Thoughts) a few sentences about the history
of philosophy and the spirit.
last great work was:
Le grandi tappe dell'evoluzione del pensiero
e dello spirito - (2000) a philosophical
work in two volumes (1100 pages) - with an introduction
by Tina Beretta - Lecturer of Medieval Philosophy
at the Sorbonne in Paris - with whom he wished
to follow through the history of philosophical
thinking and of the Great Spiritual Masters
who have changed the history of humanity showing
that a progressive logic covers this path. Published
are courteously granted by the journal MAI