Dictionary of London Immigrants |||
Dictionary of London Immigrants
1872-1883 - Drury Lane (Covent Garden) Operatic tenor Italo Campanini was born on 30 June 1845 in Parma. As a young man, he served in Garibaldi’s army and it was at the military base, Music
1872-1883 - Drury Lane (Covent Garden) Music Operatic tenor Italo Campanini was born on 30 June 1845 in Parma. As a young man, he served in Garibaldi’s army and it was at the military base, 1874-1884 - Connaught Square (Bayswater) Dance & Royalty Dancer Marie Taglioni was born in Stockholm on 23 April 1804. Her grandfather Salvatore Taglioni was a Neapolitan ballet master. Her father Filippo 1873-1916 - Coningham Road (Shepherd’s Bush) Painting Painter Alexander Mark Rossi was born in 1840 on the Greek Island of Corfu, the son of an Italian judge who was employed by the British there. On a 1873-1887 - Rathbone Place (Fitzrovia) Museums & Painting Picture restorer Giovanni Sciarretta was born in Italy (details are lacking). He was in London by 1873 when he was working for the painter and art 1872-1955 - Great Portland Street (Westminster) Architecture & Food & Music Restaurateur Mario Pagani was one of many Ticinesi who left their impoverished canton to find work in London. Nothing is known about his background. 187?-1915 - Leather Lane (Holborn) Artists’ Models & Painting & Sculpture Artists’ model Gaetano Valvona was born in 1857 into a family of shepherds. He arrived in London at some time in the 1870s still wearing the 1871-1930 - Howley Place (Maida Vale) Actors & Theatre Comic actress Rosina Filippi was born in Bergamo in 1866. Her mother Paolina Vaneri was an opera singer of French origin. It is not clear where she 1870-1921 - Waterford Road (Fulham) Clubs & Sculpture Sculptor Aristide Luigi Fabbrucci was born around 1859 in Florence, the son Luigi [Louis] Fabbrucci, also a sculptor. His father moved from Paris to 1870-1901 - Strand (Covent Garden) Restaurateur Alfonso Nicolino Romano was born in Naples (details are not known) and worked as a headwaiter at the Café Royal, Oscar Wilde’s 1868-1913 - Upper Cheyne Row (Chelsea) sculpture & plaster Sculptors Joseph and Vincent Biglioski were born in Rome in 1827 and 1832. Joseph moved to London in 1868, and Vincent followed in 1881. Joseph 1872-1906 - Upper Cheyne Row (Chelsea) Law & Radicalism & Sculpture Sculptor Angelo Castioni was born in 1834 in Stabio in canton of Ticino. He took refuge in London in 1872 having been involved in the Paris Commune 1865-1873 - Haymarket (Westminster) Actors & Jews & Music & Italy & place: London Actress and singer Selina Dolaro was born Selina Simmonds on 20 August 1849 in London into a Jewish family. Her father was a violinist and conductor 1868-1896 - Finchley Road (Hampstead) Music & Italy & place: Turin Operatic contralto Sofia Scalchi was born on 29 November 1850 in Turin. She studied singing with Augusta Boccabadati and made her stage debut in 1865 -1916 - Masboro Road West (Hammersmith) Artists’ Models & Painting & Photography & Sculpture & Italy & place: Picinisco Artists’ model Angelo Colarossi was born in 1838 in the Abruzzo village of Picinisco. Arriving in England in the mid-1860s, he settled in the 1864-1889 - Mortimer Street (Westminster) Tags: Caricaturists, Periodicals, Printing, Radicalism, Italy, place: Capua Caricaturist Carlo Pellegrini [pseudonym: Ape] was born in March 1839 1861-1903 - High Holborn (Holborn) Tags: Carvers, Trade, Italy, place: Como Gilder and carver Andrea [Andrew] Pasquale Vacani was born around 1824 in the Lake Como region. Having 1861-1894 - Gray’s Inn Road (Holborn) Sculpture & Italy Many sculptors employed professional plaster workers or sculptors’ moulders to undertake specialist work in the production process. It was very much 1861-1893 - Cale Street (Chelsea) Sculpture & Italy Many sculptors employed professional plaster workers or sculptors’ moulders to undertake specialist work in the production process. It was very much 1860-1999 - Regent Street (West End) Glassmakers & Mosaics & Trade & Italy & place: Vicenza Murano’s reputation as a centre for glassmaking was born in 1291 when the Venetian Republic in fear of fire ordered glassmakers to move their 1860-1919 - Clapham Park (Lambeth) Music & Italy & place: Madrid Singer Adelina Patti was born on 19 February 1843 in Madrid into a family of Sicilian musicians. Trained chiefly by her stepbrother Ettore Barili, a
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