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Marco Lucchetti - EN
Published by Maximus on 2010/5/20 (6620 reads)
Born in 1959 in Rome, thanks to his family that moves worldwide, Marco developed a strong interest in military archaeology since his childhood.
He studied, at “Liceo Classico Massimiliano Massimo” in Rome, the Jesuits hard discipline and their passion for knowledge stir his interest for history.
Being a lover of miniatures, during University, he amused himself by painting and sculpting models.
From 1983 to 1985 he served the Army as an officer, becoming a Platoon Commander and Instructor at the School of Transportation and Material.
On leaving with the rank of first lieutenant (still a reserve officer) he graduated in Law with the specialization in Economic Politics and began practicing as a Lawyer. During legal practice, his passion for miniatures became a real job, he created and painted historical figures for many collectors.
In 1990 he moved in Legnano, near Milan and founded Soldiers, a Company that produces historical figures for the international market.
He worked alternately as an entrepreneur and a scholar of history and began to collaborate with Italian and foreign historical and modelling reviews such as: Soldatini, Tuttosoldatini, Panoplia, Figurines, Tradition, Military Modelling, Praetoriens, Ancient Warfare, Tuttomodellismo and, from 2009, with Focus Wars.
He also worked as an history consultant for several cartoonists, including: Marco Bianchini, Ivan Calcaterra and Stefano Casini and for the illustrator and archaeologist Giorgio Albertini.
On the threshold of the new millennium, he engages in the publication of history books such as "Hector and Achilles" and "Siegfried."
2011 has seen the edition for the types of Soldiershop Publishing by Zanica, his first complete monothematic work in three volumes: "The Roman Army, from Romulus to King Arthur."
Volume I, “From Romulus to the Advent of Octavian, from VIII century B.C. until the end of the first century BC”, was published in 2011.
Vol.2 “From Augustus to Caracalla, 30 BC - 217 AD”
and vol.3 “From Caracalla to King Arthur, beginning III - late VI century AD,
were published in 2012, completing the work, illustrated by Luca Cristini.
Also in 2012, two more books for Newton Compton Editori: "101 stories of Mussolini who have not ever told" and "The Battle of the Three Emperors, Austerlitz: Napoleon's greatest victory."
His profession allows him to continue to travel and to deepen his knowledge of mythical places for European and Middle East history, for which he has a significant photographic and bibliographic documentation.
Since books and comics are the other great passions of his life, he began to work again as a consultant historian, with literary giants as Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Alan Altieri, Andrea Frediani, Joseph Cascarino, Raffaele D’Amato, Roberto Genovesi and Massimiliano Colombo, with the aim to write a book himself sooner or later, not being possible for him to draw a comic strip!
In the summer of 2007, as part of the Roman Summer Festival, he organized and directed the exhibition of soldiers “The Aquilifer”.
Among the more recreational aspects of his activity, fits the historical-scientific cooperation as a consultant for the Cultural Association SPQR and the accurate historical reconstruction teams Legio X Gemina and Legio I Italica.
His great passion for history brought him to give lectures on military history in High, Middle and Primary Schools, in the University for the Third-Age, as well as in cultural demonstrations, in the belief that if “well told” anyone can be enthusiastic about history.
He remains a great fan and collector of soldiers, especially like “Toy Soldiers”, under which has built several prototypes for specialized firms.
He also continues the work of sculptor and painter for private collectors.
Despite its renowned reputation as a military-historian, he is also an expert in science fiction and fantasy. Although today is just an “armchair sportman” (a great supporter of the Roma Football Team) in his youth he performed with moderate success, almost every type of sport.
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