Henry Furst (1893 – 1967)

Henry Furst, known as "the Cardinal", or "the last Don Quixote", was an American theatre director, writer, literary critic and translator, of German origins. With fluent spoken and written English, Italian, French and German, he was a Minister of the Italian Regency of Carnaro in 1919, when he convinced Gabriele D'Annunzio to recognize the Republic of Ireland before the British King did. Radically left wing, he was convinced that communist society could triumph on a global level, and attempted to influence D'Annunzio’s decisions, with the help of Leone Kochnitzky.