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Augusto Robiati was born in Milan on 22nd October, 1912

He 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.

More details are available in the works on the web site - section Books.

A brief synthesis of the written works by Augusto Robiati

In 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 the Revelation.

In 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.

The 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)

In 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.

He 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.

In L'Amore che non tradisce (Melegnano, Milan: Montedit, 1992) he wanted to reproduce in poetry the role of God's love in the life of man.

In 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.

In 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.

In 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.

His 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 by himself.

The photographs of ASMARA are courteously granted by the journal MAI TACLI.