|Occupation||Newspaper and bank owner|
Barsotti emigrated from Italy to New York City in 1872. In 1879, he founded the Il Progresso Italo-Americano newspaper in New York City with Vincenzo Polidori, which soon became the city's largest-circulation foreign-language newspaper.
King Umberto I of Italy rewarded him the distinction of the title Cavaliere in 1888. With numerous awards from the country of Venezuela and the Italian Red Cross, he was a very notable Italian figure in late 19th century America.
Barsotti used his newspaper as a tool to raise funds for monuments to great Italian figures, which were disseminated all over New York City's parks. Examples of his funding efforts are Washington Square (Giuseppe Garibaldi), Battery Park (Giovanni Da Verrazzano), Verdi Square (Giuseppe Verdi) and Columbus Circle (Christopher Columbus).
- "That Statue of Dante in the Heart of Manhattan", by Tiziano Thomas Dossena, Bridgepugliausa.it, 2011
- “But for Columbus there would be no America”, by Tiziano Thomas Dossena, Bridgepugliausa.it, 2011
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