Born 1844, in Pavia, near Milan.
1866; Graduated doctor in medicine from Milan.
Fought for Italian independence and was bayoneted in the groin. He remained in hospital for a long time with a faecal fistula.
1884; Developed the Bassini repair of inguinal herniae. He did not do the operation that is usually termed the Bassini repair ie. where the conjoined tendon is sutured to the inguinal ligament. The essence of the repair in Bassini's patients was;
1890; Published his results for inguinal hernia repair.