Sallan Madesta

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Sallan Madesta in Montecari, 1898

for more on Madesta and his ideals, see The Seven Doctrines and Sallanism


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Life

Sallan Madesta was a Leressan ideologist who greatly affected modern Leressan life. His ideals, known as The Seven Doctrines, had an overwhelmingly positive effect on the lifestyle of the Leressan people. Madesta firmly believed in the value that the human soul holds, and that the human soul was an essential asset to a thriving nation. He was born in 1864 and died in 1931 at the age of 67. He was succeeded by Lidan Rennato

Early Life and Childhood

Sallan Madesta was born in Montecari to Mrs. Kari and Mr. Meda Madesta on October 29th, 1864, as a new nation was recovering from the horrors of war. The Madesta family relocated to Port Carrion when Sallan was four, and finally settled in Beaudry when Madesta was nine years old. He was a very bright student, obtaining a bachelor's degree from the University of Wyland in May of 1888 at the age of twenty-four.

Development of Ideals

Madesta's ideals came from an experience that he had while visiting Rogolnika in 1890, which was at the peak of the Rogolnikan Civil War. One thing Madesta observed in Ergolanyum, which was mostly destroyed at the time of his visit, was in a classroom setting at a small school for poor children. Madesta noticed a child crying, and Madesta's interpreter conveyed the message that the child's mother had recently died. The teacher hit the child and was told that there was no emotion or soul in a classroom, only information. During all of Madesta's travels, he had never heard anything quite like it. Nothing he had heard in the entirety of his life had impacted him

Mid-Life

Spread of Ideals

The spread of Madesta's ideals began in February of 1911, when he first proposed the idea that the government would be more effective if it were to "listen to every concern from every man, woman, and child that calls this world its home". That later became the rallying cry for the central Leressan people who shared the Sallanist beliefs, and was known as the "Heaven Excerpt", which was one of the main founding principals of Sallanism.

The March of the Righteous

On May 27th, 1915, Sallan Madesta led a march through the streets of the capital.

Late Life and Death

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During a visit to Kanhaarsiéi in November of 1931, Madesta contracted an aggressive case of tuberculosis on the 4th of that month. He was rushed to his home in Aludres, arriving on the 5th. Tragically, his condition did not improve. He died in his sleep on November 7th, at the age of 67.

Legacy

On the day of his death, Lidan Rennato took Madesta's place as Prime Minister of the Leressan Confederation. Parliament was draped in black, as well as the Confederate Palace, the Convention, and The Delegacy. Hundreds of thousands of Leressans took to the streets of Aludres and Montecari to mourn the most benevolent leader their country had ever known. Tens of thousands flocked to Beaudry and Port Carrion to see the homes of Madesta's childhood to lay wreaths of avalanche lilies and white roses in honor of him. On the day that followed Madesta's death, A memorial was dedicated to him in Kanhaarsiéi, Montecari, and Aludres, and all of Madesta's previous residences were preserved as National Historic Sites. To this day, Madesta's impact on Leresso is still evident, as November 7th was designated National Day of Recognition by Lidan Renatto in 1932, and is still widely celebrated.