Carlo Orazio Leopardi
- Category : 1799-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (5,14)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Cycles 1
Italian nobleman, a brother of Giacomo Leopardi, of whom he was the one-year-younger playmate and closest confidante. Carlo Orazio is noted for actively collaborating with the scholar Prospero Viani to whom he wrote more than fifty letters between 1844 and 1877, to build a memoir of Giacomo's youth.
After Giacomo's departure from Recanati in 1818, their relationship continued as pen pals. Carlo Orazio's life was shaped by his marrying for love rather than reasons of convenience, at the cost of sacrificing his relationship with his family. He lived with his in-laws. Widowed in 1850, in July 1858 he married a second time.
Count Carlo Orazio Leopardi worked as the Post Office Director in Ancona and later held the roles of Gonfaloniere and Elder in the Recanatese judiciary. He died from a heart attack in Recanati on 11 February 1878 at age 78.