Eustachio Pisani

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Eustachio Pisani (Sant'Elia Fiumerapido, 15 September 1866 - Isola del Liri, 10 March 1947) was an Italian entrepreneur.


Orphaned at an early age, he divided himself between working during the day and studying in the evening.[1][2]

In 1892, after completing his military service, he moved to Isola del Liri,[3] where he was hired at the Cartiere Meridionali as an assistant until he became head of manufacture.[1][2][4]

After marrying Speranza Ippolito, heir of the Lanificio Ippolito, he took over the leadership, changing its name, in 1901, to Ditta Ippolito & Pisani. In a few years he expanded the production plant which went from 560 square meters to 11000 square meters, exploiting the waters of the Liri river for the production of electricity through the construction of a derivation canal.[5][6] The production was gradually adapted to the flourishing paper industry in the area, with felts for technical articles of excellent quality,[7][8] so much so that they were also in demand abroad.[9] His merits in the entrepreneurial field were recognized in 1916, when he was awarded the title of Cavaliere del Lavoro.[10][11][12]

In 1935 he was chosen as the representative of the Province of Frosinone in the General Council of the Banco di Napoli[13][14][15] and decorated with a Gold Medal of Merit.[10]

In 1945 he was called to be part of the Regency Committee in the management of the General Confederation of Italian Industry for central-southern Italy.[16]

He paid subsidies in the event of seniority, disability or illness, guaranteeing an indemnity to those who left their work at the Feltrificio Ippolito & Pisani for any reason and granting three days of bonuses at Christmas and Easter to allow employees to celebrate anniversaries with loved ones.[1] He donated a large sum of money for the construction of the hospital in Isola del Liri, as well as taking care of getting electricity and drinking water to many districts of the country that did not have them and building buildings to give a home to his less well-off employees.[17][2][7]

Honours and awards[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Carassiti, Rino (1968). Creatori di lavoro (in Italian). General Confederation of Italian Industry.
  2. ^ a b c Pisani, Eustachio Massimiliano (3 July 2018). L'Industrializzazione della Valle del Liri con particolare attenzione all'industria cartaria durante gli anni della II Guerra Mondiale (Thesis). Università degli Studi "Guglielmo Marconi".
  3. ^ "Inaugurazione Galleria Eustachio Pisani". Il Giornale Nuovo. 8 April 2016.
  4. ^ Castronovo, Valerio (2001). I Cavalieri del lavoro, cent'anni di imprenditoria (in Italian). Federazione Nazionale dei Cavalieri del Lavoro. p. 140. ISBN 9788888378008.
  5. ^ "Isola del Liri, la Cascata nel centro storico". Institutional website of the Province of Frosinone. Province of Frosinone. 23 September 2020.
  6. ^ Papa, Davide (12 April 2016). "Unindustria, l'intervento di Papa sulla Galleria "Eustachio Pisani"" (Interview). Tg24.
  7. ^ a b Cappelli, Vittorio; Mantelli, Brunello; Sergi, Pantaleone (2006). "Giornale di storia contemporanea, Volume 9,Edizioni 1-2". Giornale di Storia Contemporanea (in Italian). Luigi Pellegrini Editore: 155. ISSN 2037-7975.
  8. ^ Castagnoli, Adriana; Scarpellini, Emanuela (2003). Storia degli imprenditori italiani (in Italian). Einaudi. p. 216. ISBN 8806163647.
  9. ^ Pinelli, Vincenzina (December 1996). Quaderni di ricerche su Isola del Liri (in Italian). pp. 41–43.
  10. ^ a b "Historical archive of the Order of Merit for Labour". Order of Merit for Labour. Federazione Nazionale dei Cavalieri del Lavoro. 9 January 1916.
  11. ^ Crescenzi, Ombretta; Mollo, Roberta; Petriglia, Stefania (May 2009). Ritratti dei Presidenti del Gruppo Giovani Imprenditori di Confindustria Frosinone dal 1976 al 2009 (PDF) (in Italian). General Confederation of Italian Industry. p. 75.
  12. ^ a b Lieutenancy Decree of 9 January 1916 (in Italian). Kingdom of Italy. p. 1.
  13. ^ Royal Decree of 5 March 1935 (in Italian). Kingdom of Italy. pp. 3–4.
  14. ^ Ministero dell'agricoltura e delle foreste (1935). Bollettino ufficiale del Ministero dell'agricoltura e delle foreste (in Italian). Libreria dello Stato. pp. 1422–1423.
  15. ^ Ministero delle Finanze (1935). Bollettino ufficiale della legislazione finanziaria e della cassa depositi e prestiti, del debito pubblico, delle pensioni di guerra, della ragioneria generale dello stato, del tesoro, dell'ufficio del contenzioso (in Italian). Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato. pp. 421–422.
  16. ^ General Confederation of Italian Industry (1945). Notiziario della Confederazione generale dell'industria italiana (in Italian). Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato. p. 5.
  17. ^ Resolution of the Municipal Council No. 29 of 8 April 2016 (PDF) (in Italian). Municipality of Isola del Liri.
  18. ^ His Majesty the King of Italy Motu proprio of 21 December 1911 (in Italian). Kingdom of Italy. p. 4.
  19. ^ His Majesty the King of Italy Motu proprio of 19 January 1940 (in Italian). Kingdom of Italy. p. 30.