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1673-1688 - Palace of Whitehall (Westminster) Church History & Radicalism & Royalty & Italy & place: Modena Queen Mary of Modena was born Marie Beatrice d’Este on 5 October 1658, the Catholic daughter of Alfonso IV, Duke of Modena. She was the second wife 1559-1566 - Not traced (Greenwich) Church History & Engineering & Italy & place: Trento Lawyer and engineer Jacob Acontius was born Jacopo Aconcio around 1520 in Trento. After studing law, he entered the service of Francesco Landriano, 1658-1909 - Sardinia Street (Westminster) Church History & Politics The recusant Weld dynasty descends from Humphrey Weld, a merchant and Lord Mayor of London. Weld’s grandson, also named Humphrey, acquired a piece 1583-1586 - Barbican (City of London) Church History & Philosophers & Printing & Italy & place: Nola Philosopher and cosmologist Giordano Bruno was born Filippo Bruno in 1548 in Nola (Campania, then part of the Kingdom of Naples), the son of a 1547-1553 - Lambeth Palace (Lambeth) Universities & Church History & Italy & place: Florence Reformer Piero Mariano Vermigli, known as Peter Martyr, was born on 8 September 1499 at Florence. His father was a wealthy shoemaker and he received 1572-1580 - Austin Friars (City of London) Church History & Italy & place: Figline Valdarno Philosopher and humanist Francesco Pucci was born in 1543 in Figline Valdarno, Tuscany. As a youngster he worked in a mercantile house at Lyon where 1598-1651 - St Mary Magdalen (Southwark) Church History & Medicine & Royalty & Italy & place: Geneva Physician Theodore Diodati was born in Geneva on 23 August 1573. His was father was a merchant banker of Lucca, where the family had been prominent 1550-1566 - Austin Friars (City of London) Church History & Royalty & Translations & Italy & place: Florence Reformed minister, author, and translator Michelangelo Florio was born in Tuscany (most likely in Florence; the date is not known) into a family of 1506-1517 St Stephen (Westminster) Church History & Royalty & Italy & place: Lucca Humanist scholar and poet Andreas Ammonius [Andrea della Rena] was born in Lucca into a family of silk weavers and baptised on 13 October 1476. In 1451-1490 Coleman Street (City of London) Church History & Royalty & Wool & Textiles & Italy & Place: Lucca Wool and silk dealer Carlo Gigli was born in Lucca. His business flourished and he was admitted as a member of the prestigious confraternity of Our 1547-1553 - Lambeth Palace Road (Lambeth) Church History & Translations & Italy & Place: Siena Reformer Bernardino Ochino was born in Siena about 1487, the son of a barber. Around 1504, he was entrusted to the order of Franciscan Friars. Some 1513-1549 - Bishopsgate Street (City of London) Banking & Finance & Church History & Trade & Commerce & Wool & Textiles & Italy & place: Lucca Merchant and banker Antonio Buonvisi was born around 1470/5. He belonged to an ancient family of Lucca. His parents may have settled in England 1616-1622 - Strand (Covent Garden) Church History & Italy & place: Rab (island) Theologian Marco Antonio de Dominis was born in 1560 on the island of Rab off the Adriatic coast. He was educated at a Jesuit school in Loreto and 1245-1268 - Westminster Abbey (Westminster) Architecture & Church History & Mosaics & Italy & place: Rome In the 1040s King Edward established his Royal Palace by the banks of the Thames. Nearby was a Benedictine monastery which was rebuilt as a large