Bosio, Edoardo

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Name: Bosio, Edoardo
Gender: Male
Birth: November 9, 1864 Torino
Death: July 31, 1927 Davos (Switzerland)
Description: An eclectic figure in his time, Edoardo Bosio was an entrepreneur, filmmaker, and soccer player. The Bosio family came from the Engadine region of Switzerland, and they owned a textile film in Turin. After receiving a degree in accounting, Edoardo moved to England to gain experience and professional training with the Thomas Adams lace company in Nottingham. In England, he also became also very interested in soccer (calcio). After returning to Turin in 1887, he founded the Torino Football and Cricket Club, and in 1891 he joined a number of members of the Turin’s aristocracy in the creation of the International Football Club, also known as Internazionale Torino. Considered the “father” of Italian soccer, Bosio participated in the first Italian soccer championship by playing for the Internazionale Torino. Besides his athletic and professional careers, Bosio was also interested in film, and he photographed and directed one of the first shorts in the history of Italian cinema. Co-produced by Vesuvio Film and Ambrosio Film, the 1914 short is entitled La vita negli abissi del mare (Life in the Depths of the Sea).
Places: Plus Torino
Plus Davos (Switzerland)
Photographs: Bosio, Edoardo_ritratto | Bosio, Edoardo_portrait
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Bosio, Edoardo_ritratto | Bosio, Edoardo_portrait