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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 1792-1824 - Wells Street (Westminster) Academies & Clubs & Music & Radicalism & Italy & place: Fontanetto da Po Violinist and composer Giovanni Battista Viotti was born in Fontanetto da Po, Piedmont, on 12 May 1755. He studied with Gaetano Pugnani, the 1811-onwards - Dean Street (Soho) Clubs & Confectioners & Music & Printing & Italy Pastry cook Giuseppe Novello was of Piedmontese origins. Having arrived in London in August 1771, he set up his own confectioner’s business having 1805-1861 - Leicester Square (Westminster) Clubs & Hotels & Perfumes & Royalty & Italy & place: Positano Hotelier Charles Joseph Pagliano was born in 1798, either in the fishing village of Bergamotto di Positano on the Amalfi coast, or possibly in 1937-1950 - South Audley Street (Mayfair) Clubs & Couturiers & Fashion & Trade & Italy Couturier Bianca Mosca was born Bianca Lea Rosa Mottironi in Italy (further details are lacking). Not much is known about her early years, but at 1760-1790 - Dean Street (Soho) Academies & Architecture & Clubs & Royalty & Sculpture & Italy & place: Genoa Sculptor Agostino Carlini was born around 1718 in Genoa. He is recorded as working at The Hague under the architect Pieter de Swart for William IV 1757-1884 - Bond Street (Mayfair) Clubs & Fashion & Periodicals & Sex & Italy In 1683, Thomas Bond purchased a Piccadilly mansion called Clarendon House from Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle. He demolished the house in 1757-1782 - Haymarket (Westminster) Clubs & Music & Italy Composer and violinist and composer Giovanni Battista Noferi was born around 1730 in Italy (further details are lacking). He was in London by 1757 1764-1821 - Warwick Street (Soho) Academies & Clubs & Engravers & Music & Printing & Royalty & Italy & place: Venice Engraver and art dealer Gaetano Stefano Bartolozzi was born in 1757 in Venice, the son of engraver Francesco Bartolozzi. His father moved the family 1897-1929 - Strand (Covent Garden) Clubs & Collections & Food & Politics & Swiss & place: Dongio Restaurateur, theatre owner, and Conservative politician John Maria Gatti was born Giovanni Maria Emilio Gatti on 13 August 1872 in Dongio, in the 1926-1982 - Yeomans Row (Chelsea) Clubs & Fashion & Taylors & Trade & Swiss & place: Locarno Fashion designer Giuseppe Gustavo [Jo] Mattli was born in 1907 in Locarno where he grew up in a large family. Keen to develop a career in the 1764-1802 - Warwick Street (Soho) Academies & Clubs & Engravers & Royalty & Italy & place: Florence Engraver Francesco Bartolozzi was born on 21 September 1727 in Florence. His father was a goldsmith, but Francesco chose a different career. He 1771-1809 - Not traced (Islington) Ballooning & Clubs & Music & Painting & Science & Italy & place: Naples Scientist and inventor Tiberius Cavallo was born on 30 March 1749 in Naples, the son of a physician. In 1771 he moved to England. With a keen 1693-onwards - St James’s Street (Westminster) Clubs & Coffee Houses & Gambling & Politics & Italy White’s at no. 37 St James’s Street is London’s oldest and most exclusive gentleman’s club which was established in 1693 at no. 4 Chesterfield 1751-1789 - Streatham Park (Wandsworth) Clubs & Linguistics & Literature & Italy & place: Turin Author Giuseppe Marc’Antonio Baretti was born in Turin on 24 April 1719. Having spent two years in Venice, Baretti moved to Milan in 1740 where he 1743-1757 - Haymarket (Westminster) Clubs & Music & Italy & place: Cosenza Musician Nicolò Pasquali was born in 1717/8 in Cosenza, but little is known of his life until he arrived in London about 1743, accompanied by his 1715-1750 - Piccadilly (Westminster) Academies & Clubs & Music & Italy & place: Rome Violinist and composer Pietro Castrucci was born in Rome in 1679. Details of his early life are scarce, but his father was a violinist, and both 1580-1608 - Gray’s Inn (Holborn) Academies & Clubs & Law & Italy & place: San Ginesio Jurist Alberico Gentili was born 14 January 1552 at San Ginesio in the Marche region. He studied law at the University of Perugia. In 1579 he was 1870-1893 - Waterford Road (Fulham) Clubs & Sculpture & Italy & place: Florence Sculptor Luigi [Louis] Fabbrucci was born in 1829 in Florence. He studied at the local Academy under Aristodemo Costoli. In 1853 he created his 1855-1933 - Hardwicke Road (Palmer’s Green) Academies & Clubs & Music & Italy Music administrator Francesco Berger was born on 10 June 1834, the son of a Bavarian mother and an Italian merchant from Trieste. There he studied 1832-1915 - Frognal Lane (Hampstead) Clubs & Societies & Engineering & Transport & Travel & Sardegna Electrical engineer Charles Ernest Paolo della Diana Spagnoletti was born at Brompton on 12 July 1832. His father Ernesto was a musician and his