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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 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 1860-1914 - Frith Street (Soho) Jewellers & archeology & Italy & place: Naples Founded by Fortunato Pio Castellani in the early nineteenth century, the Castellani firm of jewellers was based near the Spanish Steps in Rome. 1860-1880 - Little Saffron Hill (Clerkenwell) Instrument Making & Music & Trade & Italy & place: Paris Barrel-organ manufacturer Giuseppe Chiappa was born in 1828. He served an apprenticeship in Paris under the famous mechanical organ manufacturer 1840-1894 - Regent Street (West End) Art Dealers & Sculpture & Italy & place: Volterra Marble merchant, statuary, and art dealer Egisippo Luigi Norchi was born around 1812 in Volterra, Tuscany. Date of his arrival in Britain is not 1840-1849 - West End Lane (Hampstead) Missionaries & Italy & place: Pallanzana Priest Domenico Giovanni Luigi Barberi was born on 22 June 1792 at Pallanzana, then in the Papal States, into a family of small farmers. He joined 1867- 1919 - Bond Street (Mayfair) Artists’ Models & Painting & Italy Artists’ model Alessandro di Marco moved to London from Piedmont in 1867 and found work as an organ grinder. His androgynous features made him an 1866-1925 - Downhire Hill (Hampstead) Artists’ Models & Mosaics & Painting & Italy & place: Laurenzana Painter, mosaicist, and artist model Gaetano Meo was born in 1850 in Laurenzana, Basilicata, the son of a shepherd. He had walked from Basilicata, 1865-1914 - Piccadilly Circus (Westminster) Aesthetics & Artist Models & Painting & Sculpture & Sex & Italy The Slade School of Art was established at University College London, Gower Street, in 1870. Its first Professor of Fine Art was Edward Poynter who 1835-1851 - Drury Lane (Covent Garden) Music & Italy & place: Naples Componist, singer, and teacher Gioseffo Catrufo was born on 19 April 1771 in Naples. He studied at the conservatory of La Pietà dei Turchini in 1840-1848 - Haymarket (Westminster) Dance & Italy & place: Naples Ballerina and choreographer Francesca [Fanny] Cerrito was born on 11 May 1817 in Naples. She was trained in the ballet school of the Real Teatro di 1839-1895 - Cheyne Walk (Enfield) Universities & Historiography & Journalism & Radicalism & Italy & place: Parma Journalist and writer Antonio Gallenga [pseudonym: Luigi Mariotti] was born on 4 November 1810 in the Duchy of Parma, the son of a Piedmontese 1839-1878 - Mulgrave House (Fulham) Music & Radicalism & Italy & place: Cagliari Tenor Giovanni Mario was born Giovanni Matteo De Candia on 17 October 1810 in Cagliari, Sardinia, into family belonging to the Savoyard aristocracy. 1839-1869 - Mulgrave House (Fulham) Music & Italy & place: Milan Soprano Giulia Grisi was born on 22 May 1811 in Milan, the daughter of an Italian officer in Napoleon’s army. Her maternal aunt was the opera singer 1835-1879 - Hyde Park Gate (Kensington) Music & Italy & place: Naples Tenor Giacinto Marras was born on 6 July 1810 at Naples. In 1820 he entered the preparatory school of the 1832-1862 - Gloucester Road (Kensington) Universities & Poetry & Music & Radicalism & Italy & place: Bologna Politician and poet Count Carlo Pepoli was born in Bologna on 22 July 1796. He descended from an aristocratic family. Members of the Pepoli dynasty 1832-1843 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Italy & place: Faenza Operatic baritone Antonio Tamburini was born in Faenza on 28 March 1800. He studied with Aldobrando Rossi, before making his debut as a singer at 1837-1847 - Hatton Garden (Holborn) Societies & Education & Radicalism & Italy & Place: Genoa Journalist and political activist Giuseppe Mazzini was born on 22 June 1805 in Genoa, then under French rule. Banned from the city for revolutionary 1836-1859 - Portsdown Road (Kensington) Jews & Printing & Radicalism & Italy & place: Pesaro Supporter of Italian independence Sarina Nathan was born Sarina Levi on 7 December 1819 at Pesaro on the Adriatic coast into a Jewish merchant 1834-1874 - Myddleton Street (Clerkenwell) Sculpture & Italy & place: Lucca Plaster cast maker Giovanni Ferdinando Franchi was born around 1812 in Lucca. He settled in London around 1834. By around 1851, working from 1835-1846 - Strand (Covent Garden) Crime & Military & Italy & place: Florence Forger Count [Rinaldo] Ottavio degli Albizzi was born in 1804 in Florence. A cavalry officer in the army of Charles X of France, he was wounded in 1831-1875 - Knightrider Street (City of London) Music & Pubs & Italy Violinist Joseph Dando was born on 11 May 1806 at London’s Somers Town. Nothing is known of his parents, but he was most likely of Italian descent. 1831-1872 - Portsea Place (Bayswater) Instrument Making & Music & Italy & place: Genoa Guitarist and concertina player Giulio Regondi was born in Genoa in 1822. The details of his parentage are unclear, but it appears that he had a 1830-1883 - Charles Street (Clerkenwell) Instrument Making & Trade & Italy & place: Como Instrument maker Francis Augustus Pizzala was born about 1813 in Como. He moved to London in 1830. From 1840 to 1846 he ran his business as a maker 1830-1879 - Hatton Gardens (Camden) Instrument Making & Royalty & Trade & Italy & place: Como Maker of scientific instruments Enrico [Henry] Angelo Ludovico Negretti was born on 13 November 1818 in Como. His father operated a horse-drawn 1830-1855 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Royalty & Italy & place: Naples Singer Luigi Lablache was born at Naples on 6 December 1795. In 1806 he entered the Conservatorio della Pietà dei Turchini and in 1812 he was 1829-1884 - Eccleston Square (Belgravia) Societies & Dance & Jews & Music & Italy & place: Naples Conductor and composer Michael Costa was born Michele Andrea Agniello Costa in Naples on 4 February 1808, the son of Pasquale Costa. The family was 1827-1889 - Jermyn Street (Mayfair) Impresarios & Music & Italy Operatic soprano Giacinta Toso [La Toso] was born in 1807 in Piedmont. She received her training at the Milan conservatory. She was performing in 1825-1828 - Not traced Art Dealers & Collections & Galleries & Librarians & Italy & place: Treviso Librarian and art dealer Abbé Luigi Celotti was born on 12 August 1759 in Treviso in the Veneto region. His name appears as an art dealer after the 1824-1854 - Charlotte Street (Fitzrovia) Academies & Museums & Poetry & Radicalism & Italy & place: Vasto Scholar, poet, and activist Gabriele Pasquale Rossetti was born on 28 February 1783 in Vasto, Kingdom of Naples. The son of a blacksmith, he made an 1823-1828 - Haymarket (Westminster) Academies & Music & Italy & place: Naples Opera composer Carlo Coccia was born in Naples on 14 April 1782. He studied in his native city with Pietro Casella and Giovanni Paisiello, who 1822-1854 - Oxford Street (Westminster) Carvers & Gilders & Royalty & Trade & Italy & place: Milan Carver and gilder Carlo [Charles] Nosotti was born in 1798 in or near Milan. He was working in London in 1822. In 1827 he married Amelia Garbanati, 1822-1838 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Italy & place: Lugo de Romagna Operatic bass singer Giuseppe de Begnis was born in 1793 in Lugo de Romagna, the same place where Rossini lived between 1802 and 1804. Having 1822-1825 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Italy & place: Naples Soprano Giuseppina Ronzi was born in Milan on 11 January 1800, the daughter of Gaspare Ronzi, a famous dancer and choreographer. Her mother was a 1821-1908 - Granville Square (Clerkenwell) Caricaturists & Trade & Italy & place: Como Antonio Grego, a native of Como, settled in London before 1821 as a looking-glass manufacturer, the firm becoming Susan Grego & Sons in 1839, and 1821-1881 - Upper James Street (Westminster) Architecture & Engineering & Radicalism & Theatre & Italy & place: Naples Civil engineer Benedetto Albano was born about 1796 in Naples. Whilst studying architecture in his home town, he became associated with the 1820 -1889 - Laystall Street (Clerkenwell) Child Abuse & Law & Music & Italy & place: Parma Padrone Luigi Rabbiotti was born in 1810 in Parma. The year of his arrival in London is not known, but he is recorded in the 1841 census as a 1820 - Montague House (Blackheath) Law & Royalty & Xenophobia & Italy In 1795, George, Prince of Wales, married Caroline of Brunswick. Nine months later Caroline gave birth to Princess Charlotte, but shortly after the 1625-1628 - Hampton court Collections & Italy & Painting & Royalty & Sculpture & place: Mantua The Gonzaga family ruled Mantua from 1328 and its members were notable sponsors of art. Mantegna was their court artist and they patronised many 1819-1854 - High Street (Bloomsbury) Instrument Making & Music & Italy & place: Paris Guitar maker Louis Panormo was born in Paris in 1784, the son of an Italian luthier. He moved to London in 1819 and set up a workshop at no. 31 High 1817-1856 - Upper Norton Street (Marylebone) Academies & Music & Italy Operatic singer and teacher Domenico Crivelli [Signor Crivelli] was born in 1793/1796 in Lombardy. He came to England in 1817 with his father 1815-1829 - Not traced Medicine & Periodicals & Science & Italy Physician Bartolomeo de Sanctis (details of his birth or background are lacking) was a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Rome until 1813 1813-1839 - Bond Street (Mayfair) Academies & Music & Printing & Italy Violinist and child prodigy Nicolas Mori was born on 24 January 1796, the son of a wig maker. In 1808 he became a pupil of Giovanni Battista Viotti 1806-1818 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Italy & place: Bologna Bass Giuseppe Naldi was born on 2 February 1770 in Bologna. After making his debut in Milan in 1789, he appeared throughout Italy and spent three 1803-1885 - Lauderdale Road (Maida Vale) Banking & Education & Jews & Italy & place: Livorno Financier and Jewish community leader Moses Haim Montefiore was born in Livorno on 24 October 1784 into a Jewish family. On his father’s side 1803-1847 - Queen Street (Bloomsbury) Sculpture & Italy & place: Barga Modeller and plaster figure maker Matthew Mazzoni was born Giovanni Matteo Mazzoni in 1781 in Barga, Tuscany. He moved to England around 1803. He 1802-1834 - Newman Street (Fitzrovia) Societies & Music & Italy & place: Cremona Violinist Paolo Ludovico della Diana was born in Cremona in 1768. A child prodigy, he received his early 1789-1806 - Not traced Education & Linguistics & Italy & place: Siena Linguist Antonio Montucci was born on 22 May 1762 in Sienna. His father was an architect and engineer; his mother the painter Marianna Buonfigli. 1799-1897 - Hatton Garden (Camden) Instrument Making & Trade & Italy & place: Como In 1799 instrument maker Caesar Tagliabue who originated from the Como area established a company in Holborn. Before the end of 1820 he had moved to 1794-1846 - Leicester Square (Westminster) Collections & Music & Italy & place: Venice Composer and double bass player Domenico Dragonetti was born on 7 April 1763 in Venice. There he studied with Michele Berini and joined the 1792-1859 - Newman Street (Fitzrovia) Education & Music & Italy & place: Naples Music teacher Gesualdo Lanza was born in 1779 in Naples. He was trained by his father Giuseppe, a composer who, from 1792 onwards, was private 1792-1842 - Great Pulteney Street (Soho) Music & Royalty & Italy & place: Rovereto Composer and singing teacher Giacomo Gotifredo Ferrari was born on 2 April 1763 in Rovereto Tirol, the son of a silk merchant. He studied 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 1790-1829 - Not traced Collections & Music & Italy Oboist and composer Gaetano Brandi was born in 1728. Little is known about his background or education. He was in London by 1790 when he married 1828-1841 - Dean Street (Soho) Artists’ Materials & Painting & Italy Artist supplier Giovanni Arzone was born in Italy. There are no details about his birth or background, but he was in 1823-1879 - Gower Street (Bloomsbury) Museums & Librarians & Radicalism & Italy & place: Brescello Librarian Antonio [Anthony] Panizzi was born on 16 September 1797 at Brescello in the Duchy of Modena. He studied at the University of Parma, where 1822-1865 - Surbiton Hill Road (Kingston) Music & Italy & place: Milan Soprano Rosalbina Caradori was born in 1800 in Milan. Her father, Baron de Munck, an Alsatian-born colonel in the French army, died young. She 1817-1862 - New Bond Street (Mayfair) Confectioners & Italy & place: Colorno Confectioner Guglielmo Alexis [William Alexis] Jarrin was born in Colorno, near Parma, on 25 March 1784. He was probably of French descent (his 1816-1820 - Seymour Terrace (Bromley) Architecture & Sculpture & Italy & place: Valenza Sculptor Giovanni Battista Comolli was born on 19 February 1775 in Valenza, Piedmont. He studied at the Brera Academy in Milan and in Rome, possibly 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 1806-1813 - Haymarket (Westminster) Entertainment & Music & Xenophopbia & Italy & place: Senigallia Soprano Angelica Catalani was born on 10 May 1780 in Senigallia, Ancona. At the age of twelve she was sent to the convent of Santa Lucia at Gubbio, 1807-1852 - High Holborn (Holborn) Furniture Makers & Gilders & Italy Carver and gilder Guiseppe Carlo [Joseph] Garbanati was born circa 1775. He was one of a number of Italian craftsmen who settled in London in the 1790-1825 - Dean Street (Soho) Music & Printing & Italy & place: Rome Composer, music publisher, and teacher Domenico Corri was born in Rome on 4 October 1746, the son of a confectioner. He studied violin and 1790-1814 - Strand (Covent Garden) Animal Trade & Entertainment & Painting & Italy & place: Moltrasio Showman and menagerie keeper Stephano [Stephen] Polito was born in 1763/4 at Moltrasio on Lake Como. In the early 1790s he specialised in the 1790-1813 - Brompton Road (Knightsbridge) Engravers & Painting & Printing & Italy & place: Bassano del Grappo Print-maker Niccolò [Nicholas] Schiavonetti was born around 1771 in Bassano del Grappo and moved to England in the early 1790s where he joined his 1788-1823 - Not traced music & Italy & place: Brunswick Violinist, viola player, and composer Federigo Fiorillo was born on 1 June 1755 in Brunswick, son of the Neapolitan composer Ignazio Fiorillo. His 1783-1846 - Pall Mall (Westminster) Printsellers & Italy & place: Milan Printseller Anthony Molteno was born in 1751 in Milan. Once in London, he began by selling prints in the 1780-1820 - High Holborn (Holborn) Instrument Making & Trade & Italy Instrument maker and barometer engraver Joseph Somalvico settled in London around 1780 working from no. 87 Holborn as a high quality barometer 1909-1944 - Woodfield Avenue (Streatham) Food & Hotels & Internment & Spies & Italy & place: Amatrice Restaurant manager Loreto Ottavio Santarelli was born in December 1885 in Amatrice, a small town on the Via Salaria, where his father was a wine 1816-1876 - Jermyn Street (Mayfair) Academies & Impresarios & Music & Italy Horn player and impresario Giovanni Puzzi was born in 1792 in Italy (further details are not known). In his early youth took up the cornet à pistons 1816-1847 - Oxford Street (Westminster) Jewellers & Painting & Italy Jeweller and silversmith Carlo [Charles] Danieli was born in Italy (details are lacking) around 1790. He was recorded trading in Oxford Street in 1815-1855 - Tower of London (City of London) Engravers & Medallists & Numismatics & Sculpture & Italy & place: Rome Cameo cutter and medallist Benedetto Pistrucci was born on 24 May 1783 in Rome. He was trained by Nicola Morelli. At Rome’s Scuola del Nudo (school 1810-2013 - Waterloo Place (Westminster) Art Dealers & Printers & Italy Picture dealer, frame maker, and print publisher Vittore Zanetti was born about 1746 in the Lake Garda area. The time of his arrival in England is 1806-1872 - Savile Row (Mayfair) Collections & Egyptology & Medicine & Periodicals & Politics & Italy & place: Milan Physician Augustus Bozzi Granville was born Agostino Bozzi in Milan on 7 October 1783 (Granville was the name of his Cornish grandfather on his 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 1804-1828 - Heneage Lane (City of London) Jews & Italy & place: Livorno Rabbi Raphael Meldola was born in 1754 in Livorno, the son of a Professor of Oriental Languages at the University of Paris. He came from a line of 1799-1809 - Princes Street (Mayfair) Music & Printing & Italy & place: Rome Francesco Cianchettini was born in Rome in 1765/6. He was in London by 1799 where he married Bohemia-born singer Veronika Dussek, sister of the 1795-1799 - Hanover Square (Mayfair) Booksellers & Journalism & Linguistics & Periodicals & Printing & Italy & place: Palazzolo Newspaper publisher Giovanni Antonio Galignani was born in 1757 in Palazzolo, near Brescia. His name was probably derived from the village of 1792-1813 - Wimbledon House (Wimbledon) Radicalism & Royalty & Italy & place: Genua Princess consort of Monaco Maria Caterina Brignole was born on 7 October 1737 at the Palazzo Brignole Sale (or Palazzo Rosso) in Genua. Her father 1790-1818 - Cornhill (City of London) Engravers & Printers & Italy Printmaker and publisher Gaetano Testolini was born around 1760 (details are lacking). In 1790, he was invited by Francesco Bartolozzi to join him 1790-1810 - Brompton Road (Knightsbridge) Engravers & Painting & Printers & Italy & place: Bassano del Grappo Print-maker Luigi [Lewis, Louis] Schiavonetti was born on 1 April 1765 in Bassano del Grappo, Vicenza, the son a paper manufacturer. He was taught 1787-1846 - Strand (Covent Garden) Actors & Theatre & Italy & place: Bologna Actor and dancer John Peter [Jack] Bologna was born in Italy in 1775. After arriving in England with his performing family in 1787, he made his 1785-1839 - Pall Mall (Westminster) Instrument Making & Printing & Royalty & Trade & Italy & place: Verona Flautist, publisher, and instrument-maker Tebaldo Monzani was born in 1762 in Verona. Having moved to London in 1785, he appeared as first flute at 1778-1791 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Xenophobia & Italy & place: Fabriano Mezzo-soprano castrato Gaspare Pacchierotti was born on 21 May 1740 in Fabriano, Marche. Details of his early life are scarce. He made his debut in 1776-1795 - Streatham Park (Wandsworth) Music & Italy & place: Quinzano d’Oglio Tenor and composer Gabriele Mario Piozzi was born on 8 June 1740 in Quinzano d’Oglio, Brescia. The family later moved to Venice. Having started his 1774-1814 - Mount Street (Mayfair) music & Italy & place: Florence Opera singer Giovanna Sestini was born in 1748/9 in Florence. Little is known about her early years. Between 1763 and 1766 Giovanna she sang in 1940-2012 — Kemplay Road (Hampstead) Education & Italy & Painting & place: Beaulieu-sur-Mer Emigrants Painter and teacher Peter Laurent de Francia was born on 25 January 1921 in Beaulieu-sur-Mer 1792-1839 - Newman Street (Fitzrovia) Royalty & Sculpture & Italy & place: Como Sculptor Peter Turnerelli was born in Belfast, the son of Iacomo [James] Turnerelli. His grandfather was a refugee whose surname was Tognarelli and 1791-1895 - Pall Mall (Westminster) Music & Printing & Italy & place: Venice Composer, singer, violinist, and music publisher Giambattista Cimador was born Giovanni Battista Cimadoro in 1761 in Venice into a noble family. 1790-1821 - Great Pulteney Street (Soho) Literature & Medicine & Suicide & Translations & Italy & place: Bientina Writer and scholar Gaetano Polidori was the son of a physician who lived and practised in Bientina, near Pisa. Having finished his studies at the 1788-1839 - Michaels Street (Brompton) Engravers & Italy & place: Roncade Engraver Giovanni Vendramini was born in 1769 at Roncade, near Bassano, then under Venetian rule. He studied architecture with Antonio Gaidon, but 1784-1844 - Haymarket (Westminster) Painting & Theatre & Italy & place: Florence Scene painter Gaetano Marinari was born in Florence (date is not known). He was active in Britain between between 1784 and 1836. He succeeded 1782-1792 - Broad Street (Soho) Art Dealers & Painting & Italy & Place: Naples Picture dealer and restorer Genaro Domizio was born in Naples. Having settled in London in 1782, he came to prominence in the early 1790s as a 1777-1850 - Leather Lane (Holborn) Sculpture & Trade & Italy Plaster figure maker Dominico Cardosi was born in Tuscany some time during the first decade of the nineteenth century. He was in England by 1830, if 1770-1838 - Broadway (Westminster) Jews & Music & Italy Mezzo-soprano Maria Theresa Bland was born in 1769 of Italian-Jewish parents named Romanzini, who settled in London soon after her birth. As a child 1770-1810 - Wimpole Street (Marylebone) Architecture & Societies & Engravers & Italy Draughtsman and engraver Benedetto [Benedict] Pastorini was born in Italy (date and place of birth are not known). He had settled in England by the 1769-1801 - Orchard Street (Marylebone) Art Dealers & Printing & Printsellers & Italy & place: Florence Painter, publisher, and art dealer Antonio Cesare Poggi was born in 1744, probably in Florence. By 1782 he was dealing from no. 4 Orchard Street, 1767-1788 - Haymarket (Westminster) Instrument Making & Printsellers & Pyrotechnics & Italy Pyrotechnician Giovanni Battista Torre was born in 1760 (details are lacking). Having studied under the Franco-Italian theatre designer Giovanni 1763-1776 - Gerrard Street (Soho) Music & Italy & place: Naples Composer and harpsichordist Mattia [Mathias] Vento was born in Naples in 1735. He studied at the Conservatory of 1782-1786 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Italy & place: Taggia Composer Pasquale Anfossi was born on 5 April 1727 in Taggia, Liguria. Having studied violin at the Loreto Conservatorium in Naples, he turned to 1762-1808 - Bedford Row (Holborn) Jews & Politics & Italy & place: Verona Merchant and community leader Naphtali [Nathan] Basevi was born in Verona in 1738 into a Sephardi Jewish family. He moved to London in 1762 where he 1759-1797 - Soho Square (Soho) Impresarios & Music & Salons & Italy & place: Venice Singer, salonnière, and impresario Teresa Cornelys [also known as Mrs Pompeati, Mrs Trenti, and Mrs Cornelys] was born Anna-Maria Teresa Imer in 1816-1837 - Upper King Street (Bloomsbury) Museums & Sculpture & Italy & place: Vetriano Plaster cast figure maker and moulder Pietro Angelo [Peter] Sarti was born in 1793 at Vetriano in the province of Lucca. Having worked in France 1816-1827 - Edwardes Square (Kensington) Literature & Translations & Italy & place: Zante Poet and critic Ugo Foscolo was born on 6 February 1778 on the Ionian island of Zante, then under the control of Venice, the son of an Italian 1818-1881 - Strand (Covent Garden) Poetry & Music & Sex & Italy & place: Venice The Savoy Theatre on the Strand was opened on 10 October 1881. On 7 December 1889 the theatre premiered The 1932-1966 - Kings Road (Chelsea) Entertainment & Trade & Italy & place: Formia Club owner Reny U. de Meo was born about 1890 in Formia on the coast of Lazio. Having served in World War I, he sailed to New York, spent time 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 1947-1998 - West Heath Drive (Hampstead) Universities & Historians & Literature & Italy & place: Turin Literary historian and linguist Carlo Dionisotti was born on 9 June 1908 in Turin. He received his secondary education at the Jesuit Istituto 1969-onwards - Charlotte Street (Fitzrovia) Food & Italy & place: Minori Chef and restaurateur Gennaro Contaldo was born on 21 January 1949 in the village of Minori on the Amalfi Coast. Having left Italy in 1969 he 1971-onwards - Wandsworth Road (Lambeth) Food & Italy & place: Padua Chef Silvano Giraldin was born in Padua in 1948. He started his career by enrolling in a catering college in Abano Terme, he trained in hotels in 1973-onwards- Park Walk (Chelsea) Food & Italy & place: Milan Stockbroker and restaurateur Giuliano Lotto was born in 1969 in Milan. He first came to England because his father, then Chief Executive of a big 1939-1994 - Franklin’s Row (Chelsea) Cinema & Internment & Jews & Italy & place: Milan Film producer Giuseppe [Joseph] Janni was born on 21 May 1916 in Milan into a cosmopolitan Jewish family. His paternal grandfather was Chairman of 1789-1829 - Baker Street (Westminster) Art Dealers & Collections & Sex & Italy & place: Lisbon Art collector Gregorio Fellipe Franchi was born in 1770 in Lisbon, the son of an Italian singer employed at the Portuguese court. As a youngster he 1780-1787 - Artillery Ground (City of London) Ballooning & Entertainment & Italy & place: Lucca Hot air balloonist Vincenzo Lunardi was born in Lucca on 11 January 1759 into a family of minor 1780-1981 - High Holborn (Holborn) Instrument Making & Trade & Italy & Place: Como Lake Como was part of the Grand Tour and the scientific skills of local instrument makers were communicated in writings of travellers to the region. 1780-1819 - High Holborn (Holborn) Instrument Making & Science & Italy & place: Tavernerio Instrument maker John Merry Ronketti was born Giovanni Maria Ronchetti, in the village of Tavernerio, close to Como. Having settled in Holborn in 1774-1829 - Golden Square (Westminster) Design & Taylors & Theatre & Italy & place: Lastra a Signa Wardrobe master and costume designer Vincenzo Sestini was born in 1743 Lastra a Signa, near Florence, the elder brother of opera singer Giovanna 1772-1795 - Golden Square (Westminster) Architecture & Theatre & Urban Developers & Italy & place: Rome In spite of his Polish name, scene painter and architect Michael Novosielski was born around 1747 in Rome. When he arrived in England is not known, 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 1757-1805 - Hanover Square (Mayfair) Dance & Impresarios & Music & Italy & place: Florence Dancer and theatre manager Giovanni Andrea Battista [John Andrew] Gallini was born in Florence on 7 January 1728. He was trained in Paris and moved 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 1755-1785 - Hedge Lane (Westminster) Academies & Collections & Painting & Royalty & Italy & place: Florence Decorative painter and draughtsman Giovanni Battista Cipriani was born in Florence in 1727. He first studied painting in Florence under the 1771-1810 - Great Titchfield Street (Westminster) Huguenots & Painting & Translations & Italy & place: Turin Painter John Francis Rigaud was born at Turin on 18 May 1742 into a merchant Huguenot family that had fled France with the revocation of the Edict 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 1761-1808 - Oxford Street (Westminster) Academies & Painting & Italy & place: Osimo Painter Biagio Rebecca was born in 1734/5 at Osimo in Ancona. He studied at the Accademia di San Luca, Rome, and while there he met Benjamin West, 1758-1786 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Sex & Italy & place: Siena Singer and composer Giusto Ferdinando Tenducci was born around 1735 in Siena. He received his musical education at the Naples conservatory and made 1770-1786 - Sutton Street (Soho) Painting & Italy & place: Naples Picture restorer Nicolai Biondi was born in Naples (date unknown). He was in London by 1770 and working from Sutton Street, Soho between 1770 and 1766-1781 - John Street (Bloomsbury) Architecture & Painting & Italy & place: Venice Painter Antonio Zucchi was born in Venice on 1 May 1726, the son of an engraver. His early style developed from Venetian Rococo to Neo-Classicism 1765-1782 - Cheyne Walk (Chelsea) Medicine & Italy Nothing is known of the background of Italian quack Bartholomew Dominicetti. He was a successful medical practitioner with a shrewd sense of 1781-1813 - Piccadilly (Westminster) Engravers & Printsellers & Italy & place: Naples Engraver, publisher, and print dealer Mariano Bovi [Bova] was born in 1758 in Naples. In 1781, he was sent by Ferdinand IV to London to be trained 1774-1828 - Strand (Covent Garden) Entertainment & Royalty & Theatre & Italy & place: Rome Pantomimist, dancer, and theatrical manager Carlo Antonio Delpini was born around 1740 in Rome, possibly in the parish of San Martino. He was a 1770-1778 - Union Street (Southwark) Sculpture & Italy & place: Rome Sculptor Giuseppe Angelini was born in 1742 in Rome. He studied under Bartolomeo Cavaceppi for whom he carried out a considerable amount of 1767-onwards - New Bond Street (Westminster) Galleries & Instrument Making & Printsellers & Italy P & D Colnaghi & Co is an art dealership in New Bond Street which claims to be the oldest commercial art gallery in the world, having been 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 1758-1788 Clare Market (Westminster) Dance & Dentistry & Entertainment & Sex & Italy Giuseppe [Joseph] Grimaldi was probably born between 1709 and 1716, the son of the dancer John Baptist Grimaldi, one of a family of Italian 1755-1778 - Great Pulteney Street (Soho) Music & Italy Virtually nothing is known about Italian-born guitarist Giovanni Battista Marella. His name first appeared in the late 1740s when he was first 1774-1787 - Haymarket (Westminster) Education & Italy & Music & place: Camerino Castrato singer and music teacher Venanzio Rauzzini was born in Camerino in the Roman Apennines on 18 December 1746. He studied in Rome and was 1773-1781 - Dean Street (Soho) Academies & Radicalism & Sculpture & Italy & place: Rome Sculptor Giuseppe Ceracchi was born in Rome on 4 July 1751. He was apprenticed to Tommaso Righi and then continued his studies at the Accademia di 1750-1792 - Panton Street (Soho) Music & Royalty & Italy & place: Turin Violinist and composer Felice Giardini was born in Turin on 12 April 1716, the son of a French musician named Jardin. He studied violin in Turin 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 1770-1935 - Gower Place (Kings Cross) Doll Makers & Italy Doll maker Domenico Pierotti was born in Italy in 1760. He established his doll making business in London during the 1790s and was the first in a 1754-1763 - Haymarket (Westminster) Impresarios & Music & Italy & place: Naples Soprano Regina Mingotti was born Regina Valentini in Naples on 6 February 1722. The daughter of an Austrian officer, she was educated at an Ursuline 1753-1783 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Italy & place: Naples Composer Tommaso Giordani was born around 1733 probably in or near Naples, the son of librettist Giuseppe Giordani and his wife, Antonia, a singer, 1752-1773 - Piccadilly (Westminster) Academies & Collections & Painting & Royalty & Italy & place: Pitigliano Landscape painter and draughtsman Francesco Zuccarelli was born in 1702 at Pitigliano, Grosseto. He studied in Rome and by 1728 he was active in 1751-1760 - St James’s Square (Westminster) Architecture & Design & Italy & place: Dogliani Architect and draughtsman Giovanni Battista Borra was born on 27 December 1713 in Dogliani, Piedmont. From 1733 to 1736 he studied under Baroque 1750-1802 - Carlisle Street (Soho) Arms & Royalty & Italy & place: Livorno Fencing master Domenico Angelo was born Angelo Domenico Malevolti Tremamondo in Livorno in 1717. His father was a wealthy merchant. Angelo received 1749-1771 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Italy & place: Lodi Castrato singer Gaetano Guadagni was born at Lodi on 16 February 1728. He joined the cappella of Sant’Antonio in Padua in 1746. His operatic debut 1749 - Green Park (Westminster) Music & Pyrotechnics & Royalty & Italy & place: Florence The War of the Austrian Succession with Britain and the Dutch Republic on one side versus France, Prussia, and Bavaria on the other, ended with the 1748-1750 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Italy & place: Pinerolo Opera impresario Giovanni Francesco [John Francis] Crosa was born in Pinerolo, near Turin (date not known). Having started his career as an 1743-1795 - Poland Street (Soho) Music & Printing & Italy Violinist Francis Pasquali (place and date of birth are unknown) arrived in London from Italy about 1743, following in the footsteps of his elder 1742-1805 - Elystan Place (Chelsea) Entertainment & Gardens & Jews & Music & Italy In the course of the eighteenth century in England witnessed the flourishing of the ‘tea garden’. Designed for entertainment, it contained a 1742-1770 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Italy & place: Milan Operatic soprano Giulia Frasi (date of birth is not known) probably came from Milan, where she was taught by Giuseppe Ferdinando Brivio. Having made 1741-1766 - Gerrard Street (Soho) painting & societies & Italy & place: Rome Rococo painter ‘Chevalier’ Andrea Casali was born on 17 November 1705 in Rome. Early in his career he worked as a decorative painter in Roman 1739-1754 - Not traced Music & Royalty & Italy & place: Naples Composer and cellist Salvatore Lanzetti was born in Naples in 1710. He was a pupil at the Conservatory of Santa Maria di Loreto where he devoted 1740-1816 - Great St Helens (Bishopsgate) Banking & Hatters & Jews & Trade & Italy & place: Ferrara Merchant and financier Benjamin D’Israeli, grandfather of Prime Minister D’Israeli, was born in Cento near Ferrara on 22 September 1730. He moved to 1736-1745 - Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Camden) Music & Italy & place: Venice Organist and composer Giovanni Battista Pescetti was born around 1704 in Venice, where he studied under Antonio Lotti. Having spent some time 1736-1739 - St James’s Square (Westminster) Literature & Politics & Sex & Italy & place: Venice Scientist, poet, diplomat, philosopher, art collector, and opera lover Francesco Algarotti was born in Venice on 11 December 1712, the son of a rich 1736-1739 - Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Camden) Music & Italy & place: Naples Having sung in three operas at the Teatro Nuovo in Naples, mezzo-soprano Maria Antonia Marchesini was 1733-1750 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Italy & place: Florence Violinist Francesco Maria Veracini was born on 1 February 1690 in Florence. His father was a pharmacist, but his grandfather had been one of the 1733-1737 - Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Camden) Music & Italy In 1733 a group of aristocrats led by Frederick, Prince of Wales, set up the Opera of the Nobility. The company was created in order to rival the 1730-1740 - Charles Street (Covent Garden) Music & Royalty & Italy The third decade of the eighteenth century marked the breakthrough of the cello in Britain. The residence of Italian cellists in London began in 1729-1739 - Not traced Music & Italy & place: Bologna Contralto Antonia Margherita Merighi was born in Bologna (date not known). She made her career as a virtuosa singer at the court of Princess 1729-1738 - Little Stanmore (Middlesex) Music & Painting & Royalty & Italy & place: Bergamo Soprano Anna Maria Strada was born in Bergamo (date not known). Little is known of her early years. She performed in Venice (in Vivaldi’s 1720 opera 1726-1734 - Not traced Philosophy & Suicide & Italy & place: Passerano Philosopher and freethinker Alberto [|Adalberto] Radicati di Passerano was born in 1698 either at Passerano or Casalborgone into a Piedmontese noble 1715-1744 - Marylebone High Street (Westminster) Academies & Literature & Music & Royalty & Salons & Translations & Italy & place: Rome Poet and librettist Paolo Antonio Rolli was born in Rome on 13 June 1687. He worked in London from 1720-1725 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Royalty & Italy & place: Venice Composer Giovanni Porta was born around 1677 probably in Venice where his opera Argippo was premiered in 1717. One of the leading Venetian 1720-1722 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Italy & place: Venice Operatic soprani Maria Maddalena Salvai was born in Florence (date not known). In 1716 she was in the service of the Landgrave of Kassel; she sang 1719-1733 - Little Stanmore (Middlesex) Music & Royalty & Italy & place: Modena Composer and cellist Giovanni Bononcini was born on 18 July 1670 in Modena. He studied with his father who was also a composer. A gifted musician, 1719-1730 - Henrietta Street (Covent Garden) Painting & Italy & place: Venice Painter Vincenzo Damini was born in Venice towards the end of the seventeenth century. He was a pupil of Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini, and 1716-1740 - Little Stanmore (Middlesex) Music & Italy & place: Bologna Composer and harpsichordist Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni was born in Bologna on 1 August 1685. A pupil of Giovanni Bononcini, he was taught the 1717-1724 - Not traced Music & Italy & place: Florence Alto castrato singer Gaetano Berenstadt was born in Florence on 7 June 1687 into a German family. His father was timpanist to the Grand Duke of 1716-1728 - Little Stanmore (Middlesex) Academies & Music & Politics & Royalty & Italy & place: Bologna Baroque composer Attilio Malachia Ariosti was born on 5 November 1666 in Bologna. He became a Servite friar in 1688, but left the order to become a 1714-1772 - Haymarket (Westminster) Societies & Music & Italy & place: Lucca Flautist and composer Francesco Barsanti was born in Lucca in 1690. Little is known about his background. He studied law in Padua, but abandoned it 1716-1722 - St James’s Square (Westminster) Painting & Italy & place: Venice Rococo painter Antonio Bellucci was born on 19 February 1654 in Venice. Working in the style of Veronese, he gained his reputation in the 1680s as a 1715-1740 - Poland Street (Soho) Architecture & Translations & Italy & place: Venice Venetian architect Giacomo [James] Leoni settled in London early in the second decade of the eighteenth century. His arrival in Britain was 1711-1716 - Piccadilly (Westminster) Painting & Italy & place: Belluno Painter and decorative artist Sebastiano Ricci was born on 1 August 1659 in Belluno in the Veneto region. At the age of fourteen, he left his 1715-1729 - Suffolk Street (Soho) Music & Politics & Italy & place: Modena Little is known about the life of Giuseppe Riva apart from a series of letters that have survived. He served as the Modenese diplomatic 1710-1728 - Not traced Music & Royalty & Italy & place: Venice Oboist, cellist, and harpsichordist Giovanni Schiavonetti was born in Venice (date is not known). He was married to the soprano and prima donna 1709-1734 - St Paul’s Churchyard (City of London) Painting & Xenophobia & Italy & place: Venice In March 1709, a competition was announced to decorate the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. The most coveted contemporary commission, it attracted James 1709-1712 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Italy Operatic soprano Isabella Girardeau was born Isabella Calliari (according to Charles Burney), but nothing is known of her early life or education. 1708-1716 - Arlington Street (Westminster) Painting & Italy & place: Belluno Landscape painter Marco Ricci was born on 5 June 1676 at Belluno, in the Republic of Venice, the son of a landscape painter. He is said to have fled 1708-1713 - Arlington Street (Westminster) Academies & Painting & Italy & place: Venice Painter Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini was born on 29 April 1675 in Venice where his father was a glove maker. He worked in Moravia and Vienna in the 1705-1726 - Charing Cross (Westminster) Royalty & Salons & Italy & place: Bologna Courtier and sallonière Adelaide Talbot was born Adelaide Paleotti on 24 July 1660 in Bologna, the daughter of Marquis Andrea Paleotti. She was the 1702-1705 - Strand (Covent Garden) Instrument Making & Music & Printing & Italy & place: Cremona Virtuoso violinist and composer Gasparo Visconti was born in Cremona in January 1683 into a noble family 1701-1729 - Bow Street (Covent Garden) Academies & Collections & Librarians & Music & Numismatics & Italy & place: Rome Librettist, bibliographer, and numismatist Nicola Francesco Haym was born in Rome on 6 July 1678. Having started his career as a cellist, he arrived 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 1679-1885 - Roman Bath Street (City of London) Medicine & Romans & Sex & Italy In 1679 London’s first warm bath was built after the Turkish fashion, lined and floored with luxurious marble. It was located at Pentecost (Pincock) 1675-1699 - Paradise Row (Chelsea) Royalty & Salons & Italy & place: Rome Hortense Mancini, Duchesse Mazarin, was born in Rome on 6 June 1646 into a family of aristocrats. She was the fourth of five Mancini sisters, who 1674-1688 - Palace of Whitehall (Westminster) Painting & Revolution & Royalty & Italy & place: Bologna Painter Benedetto Gennari was born at Cento, Emilia-Romagna, in October 1633 into a dynasty of artists. In 1643 the family moved to Bologna and he 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 1638-1642 - Romney Road (Greenwich) Painting & Royalty & Italy & place: Rome Painter Artemisia Gentileschi was born in Rome on 8 July 1593. Her early training took place in the surroundings of her father’s (Orazio 1757-1799 - Berkeley Square (Westminster) Confectioners & Ice Cream Makers & Royalty & Italy Confectioner and ice cream maker Domenico Negri was active in the second half of the eighteenth century 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 1739-1760 - Haymarket (Westminster) Impresarios & Music & Italy & place: Florence Opera manager and librettist Francesco Vanneschi was active in Florence in 1732 (further details are missing) when he wrote Enrico, later re-set 1738-onwards - Cockspur Street (Westminster) Coffee Houses & Music & Philanthropy & Royalty & Italy The Prince of Orange Coffee House was located near the King’s Theatre at the junction of Cockspur Street and the Haymarket. During the 1733-1869 - Leicester Square (Westminster) Hotels & Politics & Sculpture & Italy William Hogarth’s success as an artist enabled him to purchase the Golden Head, a house at the south-eastern corner of Leicester Square where he 1731-1740 - Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Camden) Music & Italy & place: Venice Bass singer Antonio Montagnana was born in Venice (date not known). Little is known of his early life. His first recorded performance dates from 1728-1783 - Charles Street (Covent Garden) Coffee Houses & Jews & Music & Italy & place: Verona Cellist Giacobbe Cervetto was born Giacobbe Basevi in Verona in 1690 (not 1682 as is often suggested) of Jewish parents. He adopted the name 1719-1725 - Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Camden) Music & Italy & place: Rome Cellist and composer Filippo Amadei, known as Pippo del Violoncello, was born in Rome around 1665. In his early career he performed in in concerts 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 1714-1762 - Dufour’s Court (Soho) Freemasonry & Music & Pubs & Royalty & Italy & place: Lucca Composer and violinist Francesco Saverio Geminiani was born on 5 December 1687 in Lucca. Having studied under Corelli amongst other teachers, he 1710-1728 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Royalty & Italy Operatic soprano Elisabetta Pilotti was born around 1680 (place of birth is not known). She was married to the Venetian oboist, cellist, and 1702-1746 - Suffolk Street (Soho) Music & Italy Soprano Margherita de L’Epine was born in Italy around 1680. After performing at Venice between 1698 and 1700, she arrived at London in 1702 as the 1674-1700 - Strand (Covent Garden) Music & Printing & Italy & place: Naples Violinist and composer Nicola Matteis described himself as ‘Napolitano’ in several of his works, but nothing is known about his origins or 1965-2009 - Not traced (Willesden) Jews & Music & Italy & place: Naples Pianist and teacher Maria Curcio born 27 August 1919 in Naples, the daughter of an Italian businessman and a Brazilian mother, a pianist in her own 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, 1968-1999 - Lincoln’s Inn Fields (Camden) Internment & Jews & Medicine & Italy & place: Pisa Geneticist Guido Pontecorvo was born on 29 November 1907 in Pisa into a non-observant Jewish family. He studied in the faculty of agriculture of the 1690-1891 - Fleet Street (City of London) Collections & Glassmakers & Printing & Translations & Italy In August 1668, Charles Colbert arrived in London to become French ambassador to the Court of St James in coach with glass windows. Such ‘glass 1672-1707 - Pall Mall (Westminster) Painting & Royalty & Italy & place: Lecce Painter Antonio Verrio was born about 1636 in Lecce. Having lived and worked in France for a number of years, he travelled to London in March 1672. 1642-1687 - Haymarket (Westminster) Military & Royalty & Trade & Italy & place: Florence Royalist army officer and merchant Bernard Gascoigne was born Bernardo Guasconi in Florence in April/May 1614. Having started his military career as 1632-1642 - Palace of Whitehall (Westminster) Collections & Royalty & Sculpture & Italy & place: Florence Sculptor Francesco Fanelli was born on 17 December 1577 in Florence where he was apprenticed to the Giovanni Bandini. By August 1605, Fanelli and 1626-1639 - Strand (Covent Garden) Painting & Royalty & Italy & place: Pisa Painter Orazio Gentileschi was born in Pisa in July 1563, the son of a Florentine goldsmith. He started his career as a medallist. Both his older 1609-1649 - Not traced Historians & Literature & Politics & Diplomacy & Spies & Italy & place: Lesina Author and historian Giovanni Francesco Bondi was born in 1572 at Lesina, an island (now part of Croatia) in the Adriatic Sea. From 1606 to 1609 he 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 1574-1575 - Hampton Court (East Molesey) Collections & Painting & Royalty & Italy & place: Vado Painter Federico Zuccaro was born in 1539/40 at Sant’Angelo in Vado, Marche, son of the painter Ottaviano Zuccaro. Having worked in Rome, Venice, 1567-1587 - Blackfriars Lane (Blackfriars) Arms & Italy & place: Venice Fencing master Rocco Bonetti had been a Captain in the service of Venice where he learned his skills in swordplay. He came to London in 1569 and 1565-1606 - Hart Street (City of London) glassmakers & Jews & Trade & Italy & place: Vercelli Glassmaker Jacob Verzellini was born in Venice in 1522 into a Jewish family. He moved to Vercelli (from where he took his name), located close to 1550-1569 - St Helen’s (Bishopsgate) Medicine & Royalty & Italy & place: Treviso Physician Cesare Adelmare or Caesar Dadelmare [Caesar à Dalmariis] was born in Treviso (the date of his birth is not known) in the Republic of 1673-1712 - Strand (Covent Garden) Beverage Industry & Glassmakers & Linguistics & Trade & Italy & place: Genova English glassmaking was of poor quality until entrepreneur George Ravenscroft set up a glass house in the Savoy Palace, Strand, in July 1673. He was 1629-1660 - Edgware Road (Barnet) Tags: Music & Pubs & Royalty & Italy London’s Brent Reservoir is popularly known as the Welsh Harp. It takes its informal name from the Welsh Harp, a public house first recorded in 1751 1588-1627 - Aldersgate Street (City of London) Music & Printing & Italy Music printer Thomas East [Este] was born about 1540. He was made a freeman of the Stationers’ Company in December 1565. From 1576 onwards, his name 1562-1581 - Wood Street (City of London) Medicine & Royalty & Italy & place: Urbino Physician Giulio Borgarucci [known as Dr Julio] came from Urbino (date of birth is not known). He arrived in London as a Protestant refugee, and was 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 1502-1553 - St Paul’s Churchyard (City of London) Historians & Italy & place: Fermignano Humanist historian Polydore Vergil [Polidoro Virgili] was born around 1470, probably at Fermignano, near Urbino. Having studied at the University of 1746-1770 - Cheapside (City of London) Music & Printing & Italy & place: Napoli Composer, harpsichordist, and teacher Pietro Domenico Paradies [Paradisi] was born in Naples in 1707. A student of Nicola Porpora, he dedicated 1739-1745 - Haymarket (Westminster) Impresarios & Music & Italy Charles Sackville, Earl of Middlesex, made his first Grand Tour from 1731 to 1733 and four years later he took further trips to the Continent. On 1735-1746 - Little Stanmore (Middlesex) Music & Royalty & Italy & place: Napoli Cellist and composer Andrea Caporale was probably born and raised in Naples, but nothing is known of him until about 1735, when he went to London to 1733-1741 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Italy & place: Fillotrana Castrato singer Giovanni Carestini was born around 1704 in Filottrana, near Ancona. Taught by Bologna-born castrato Antonio Bernacchi, his singing 1729-1815 - Haymarket (Westminster) Entertainment & Impresarios & Salons & Sex & Italy & place: Venice British Grand Tourists brought back a passionate love of all aspects of Italian culture. When Vauxhall Gardens opened to the paying public in 1729, 1729-1739 - St James’s Square (Westminster) Music & Painting & Xenophobia & Italy & place: Venezia Painter Jacopo Amigoni was born around 1685 in Venice. From 1717 onwards he was recorded working in Bavaria. He moved to London in 1729. As an 1726-1728 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Royalty & Italy & place: Venezia Mezzo-soprano Faustina Bordoni was born on 30 March 1697 in Venice. Her singing teacher was the composer Michelangelo Gasparini. She made her 1716-1760 - Not traced Painting & Italy & place: Venice Painter Giovanni Battista Bellucci was born in 1683 in Venice. His father Antonio was a court painter in Vienna and Düsseldorf. In 1716, at the 1710-1713 - Kensington Gardens (Kensington) Painting & Royalty & Italy & place: Venice Painter Niccolò Cassana, often called Nicoletto, was born in Venice in 1659 into a family of painters. He trained with his father and was active 1663-1708 - Pall Mall (Westminster) Instru­ment Making & Music & Royalty & Italy & place: Rimini­­ Composer and keyboard player Giovanni Battista Draghi was born around 1640 in Rimini. He became a leading court musician in Vienna. In 1663, Draghi 1588-1599 - Blackfriars Lane (Blackfriars) Arms & Translations & Italy & place: Padova Swordsman and fencing master Vincentio Saviolo was born in Padua (details are lacking). He may have travelled in Europe before arriving in England. 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 1545-1599 - Not traced Historians & Royalty & Translations & Italy Illuminator and calligraphist Petruccio Ubaldini was born about 1524 in Tuscany. He was probably an illegitimate child. He started his career as a 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 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 1571-1673 - Strand (Covent Garden) Glassmakers & Jews & Italy & place: Venice The Venetian island of Murano was the centre of European glassmaking, peaking in popularity in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. During the 1562-1571 - Not traced Spies & Banking & Trade & Italy & place: Florence Banker and conspirator Roberto di Ridolfi was born in Florence on 18 November 1531 into an aristocratic dynasty. His family operated one of the 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 1540-1591 - Palace of Westminster (Westminster) Jews & Music & Royalty & Italy & place: Milano String player and composer Ambrosio [Ambrose] Lupo was born in the first half of the sixteenth century, probably in Milan. His family members were 1520-1529 - Hampton Court (East Molesey) Royalty & Sculpture & Italy & place: Maiano Sculptor Giovanni da Maiano was born around 1486 in Maiano, Fiesole, the son of Benedetto da Maiano, also a sculptor. He was employed by Henry VIII 1802-1823 - Piccadilly (Westminster) Archaeologists & Antiquarians & Collections & Egyptology & Galleries & Museums & Italy & place: Padua Performing artist and Egyptologist Giovanni Battista Belzoni was born on 5 November 1778 in Padua. On Easter Monday 1803 a Sadler’s Wells playbill 1701-1728 - Heneage Lane (City of London) Jews & Medicine & Philosophy & Science & Italy & place: Venice Rabbi and scholar David Nieto was born on 18 January 1654 in Venice. He studied medicine in Padua, and then worked as a preacher and physician in 1605-1644 - Gracechurch Street (City of London) Banking & Finance & Italy Financier Philip Burlamachi was born in Sedan of Italian stock. Before settling in London around 1605, he had been active in the Netherlands. He 1516-1520 - Palace of Westminster (Westminster) Music & Suicide & Italy & place: Venice Organist and choirmaster Dionysius Memmo [Memo] was born in Venice (date not known). A pupil of Paul Hofhaimer in Austria, he was from 1507 until 1515-1557 - St Helens (Bishopsgate) Medicine & Royalty & Italy Physician Balthasar Guersie was born in Italy (place and date are not known). Having been surgeon to Queen Catharine of Aragon around 1515, he was 1490-1681 - Richmond Palace (Richmond) Linguistics & Politics & Royalty & Italy & Place: Rome The role of Latin Secretary to the King was established under Henry VII. Since Latin was the language of European diplomatic and scholarly 1512-1536 - Palace of Westminster (Westminster) Music & Royalty & Italy & place: Brescia Several Italian lutenists were present at the court of Henry VIII. The most important was Zuan Piero (better known as Peter de Brescia in English) 1506-1520 - St Peter’s (Westminster) Royalty & Sculpture & Italy & place: Florence Sculptor Pietro Torrigiano was born in Florence on 24 November 1472. He was one of a group of youngsters who studied art under the patronage of 1456-1457 - Broad Street (Soho) Trade & Commerce & Xenophobia & Italy & Place: Piancenza Merchant Alexander Palestrelli [Plaustrell] was born in Piacenza. By the mid-fifteenth century he had moved to London and was living in Broad 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 1444-1454 - Lombard Street (City of London) Academies & Universities & Banking & Finance & Collections & Trade & Commerce & Wool & Textiles & Italy & place: Florence Merchant and banker Jacopo Salviati was born in 1417 in Florence, the third son of Alamanno Salviati, a prominent banker and politician. The family 1960-1967 - New Bond Street (Westminster) Art Dealers & Galleries & Sculpture & Italy & place: Naples Art dealer and gallery holder Christian Mario Balthasar Faerber was born in Naples in 1901, the son of a Swiss engineer who, in 1880, had been 1779-1835 - Drury Lane (Covent Garden) Puppeteers & Pubs & Italy & place: Piacenza Puppeteer Giovanni Piccini was born in 1744/5 in Piacenza. There are no details about his early years. He arrived in London in about 1779, along 1742-1804 - Woods Rents (Chelsea) Music & Italy & place: Cremona Mezzo-soprano Caterina Galli was born in the early 1720s, probably in Cremona, Lombardy. She made her first appearance at Bergamo in spring 1742. 1731-1739 - St James’s Square (Westminster) Designers & Painting & Italy Painter and draughtsman Gaetano Brunetti was born in Lombardy at an unknown date. In 1731 he joined Venetian painter Jacopo Amigoni in London where 1726-1770 - Holles Street (Westminster) Antiquarians & Collections & Music & Italy & place: Lucca Antiquarian Carlo Gambarini was born in Lucca (date not known) into a noble family. Few details are known about his life or background. He was in 1719-1775 - Little Stanmore (Middlesex) Painting & Italy & place: Venice Painter Francesco Sleter called himself a Venetian, but little is known about his life and background. He is first recorded in England as working 1715-1760 - Piccadilly (Westminster) Music & Italy & place: Rome Violonist and composer Prospero Castrucci was born in 1690 in Rome. Details of his early life are scarce, but his father was a violinist in the 1713-1784 - Brydges Street (Covent Garden) Actors & Coffee and Tea Houses & Jews & Music & Pubs & Italy & place: Mantua Innkeeper Isaac [Issachar] Norsa was a Jew from Mantua who, in 1717, was living in Brydges Street, Covent Garden, where he co-owned the Green 1708-1752 - Bedford Street (Covent Garden) Societies & Painting & Theatre & Italy & place: Genoa Painter and scene designer John Devoto was referred to as being French during his lifetime, but his parents were probably Italian as the name has 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 1580-1600 - Bishopsgate Street (City of London) Politics & Royalty & Trade & Italy & place: Genoa Merchant and diplomat Horatio Palavicino was born about 1540 in Genoa where his family had made a fortune in handling the papal monopoly of alum, an 1562-1578 - Nonsuch Palace (Surrey) Music & Royalty & Italy & place: Bologna Composer and court musician Alfonso Ferrabosco was born at Bologna in 1543 into a family of musicians. By 1559 he was in the service of Cardinal 1543-1557 - Strand (Covent Garden) Architecture & Italy & place: Padua Architect John of Padua has been recorded as active at the Royal court between 1543 and 1557. He was granted the position of ‘Deviser of His 1519-1540 - Hampton Court (East Molesey) Sculpture & Italy & place: Canapale Sculptor Benedetto Grazzini, known as Benedetto da Rovezzano, was born in 1474 in Canapale, Pistoia. He trained in the circle of Giuliano da 1483-1492 - Candlewick Street (City of London) Collections & Literature & Poetry & Royalty & Italy Poet Johannes Opicius was born in Northern Italy, but nothing is known about his birthplace or education. He is solely known by his poems. He was 1370-1400 - Not traced Trade & Commerce & Italy & place: Lucca Merchant Bartholomew Bosan was a native of Lucca who had established a business in London by the early 1370s, trading to Bruges which was a common 1878-1914 - Eyre Street Hill (Clerkenwell) Ice Cream Makers & Italy & place: Ravello Ice cream seller Luigi Fraulo was born in 1857 in Ravello in the province of Salorno, Campania. He moved to London in 1878 and settled in 1878-1905 - Windmill Street (Fitzrovia) Crime & Law & Periodicals & Pubs & Radicalism & Italy & place: Vittorio Veneto The failed attempt to kill King Umberto I by Giovanni Passanante on 17 November 1878 led to a ferocious repression of anarchist movements and 1876-1903 - Howland Street (Fitzrovia) Jewellers & Silver & Trade & Italy & place: Naples Jeweller Federico Raimondo Giuliano was born around 1830 in Naples, the younger brother of the more famous Carlo Giuliano. Like his brother he 1874-1914 - Piccadilly (Westminster) Archaeologists & Jewellery & Italy & place: Naples Jeweller Pasquale Novissimo was born in 1844 in Naples. He originally designed stage jewellery for an Italian opera company while travelling with 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 1870-1983 - Summers Street (Farringdon) Food & Italy & place: Veserada Deli-owner Luigi Terroni was born in 1853 in the village of Veserada in the mountains above Pontremoli into a family of small farmers. He left home 1870-1877 - New Charles Street (Clerkenwell) Instrument Making & Music & Trade & Italy Barrel-organ manufacturer Chiaro Frati was born around 1844. He served an apprenticeship in Paris under the famous mechanical organ manufacturer 1866-1879 - Heneage Lane (City of London) Jews & Italy & place: Asti Rabbi Benjamin Artom was born in 1835 in Asti, Piedmont. He became the first to hold the post of rabbi of Naples. In 1866 he accepted a call to 1860-1925 - Leather Lane (Holborn) Sculpture & Italy & place: Lucca Moulder and plaster cast figure maker Daniele [Daniel] Landi was born around 1838 in Lucca. His parents had taken the family to London at an unknown 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 1853-1867 - Radnor Street (Chelsea) Education & Law & Radicalism & Italy & place: Forli Republican politician [Marco] Aurelio Saffi was born on 13 August 1819 in Forli then part of the Papal States (now: Emilia Romagna). He received an 1849-1879 - Great Ormond Street (Holborn) Instrument Making & Librarians & Italy & place: Genoa Inventor, bibliographer, and librarian Andrea Crestadoro was born in Genoa in 1808. He studied philosophy at the University of Turin. At the same 1848-1868 - Great Russell (Bloomsbury) Collections & Crime & Librarians & Italy & place: Florence Mathematician and book collector Guglielmo Libri was born on 2 January 1802 in Florence. Having studied at the University of Pisa, he was appointed 1846-1898 - Northwick Terrace (St John’s Wood) Academies & Societies & Music & Italy & place: Bergamo Cellist Alfredo Carlo Piatti was born on 8 January 1822 in Bergamo. His father led the orchestra in Bergamo and at the age of five Piatti began to 1842-1844 - Greville Street (Clerkenwell) Education & Periodicals & Radicalism & Italy The July Revolution of 1830 in Paris set in motion conspiratorial movements in a number of northern Italian cities and their brutal repression. One 1841-1898 - Queen Square Societies & Medicine & Philanthropy & Instrument Making & Trade & Italy & place: Lecco Giovanni Battista Ortelli was born in 1830 at Lecco in Lombardy. He arrived in England with his parents in 1841/2. At the time of the 1851 census he 1825-1861 - Haymarket (Westminster) Music & Italy & place: Corridonia Singer Giovanni Battista Velluti, known as Giambattista, was born on 28 January 1780 in Pausula (renamed Corridonia by Benito Mussolini in 1931) in 1820-1833 - Jermyn Street (Soho) Food & Music & Photography & Italy Fishmonger and food importer Clemente [Clement] Bassano was born in 1779 (the family name originates from the Veneto region). It is not known when 1519-1554 - Fleet Street (City of London) Architecture & Painting & Royalty & Italy & place: Florence Painter Anthony Toto was born in 1499 in Florence, the son of Toto del Nunziata who was a producer of fireworks. He was trained by Ridolfo 1407-1424 - Minories (Aldgate) Royalty & Italy & place: Milan Lucia Visconti was born in 1372 in Milan, the daughter of Bernabò Visconte, Lord of Milan. Members of the Visconti household were the rulers of 1481-1527 - Richmond Palace (Richmond) Linguistics & Royalty & Italy & place: Valle Sabia Poet Pietro Carmeliano [Petrus Carmelianus, Peter Carmelian] was born around 1451 in Valle Sabbia near Brescia. He was schooled in the ‘studia 1436-1439 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Finance & Trade & Commerce & Italy & place: San Miniato The powerful Borromeo family were merchants at San Miniato on the main trade route between Florence and Pisa around 1300. After a failed rebellion 1335-1345 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Finance & Trade & Commerce & Wool & Textiles & Italy & place: Florence The Florentine merchant-bank of Peruzzi came to prominence around 1275. Run by family members, it soon became one of Europe’s most efficient money 1306-1334 - Not traced Banking & Finance & Trade & Commerce & Italy & place: Genua Financier Antonio Pessagno was born around 1280 in Genoa. He married into the city’s powerful Fieschi merchant family. By 1306/7, he had settled in 1300-1345 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Finance & Trade & Commerce & Italy & place: Genua Members of the Bache family descended from Genoa, before setting up as merchants in London’s Lombard Street. For several decades two dealers, both 1299-1309 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Trade & Wool & Textiles & Italy & place: Florence Wool and cloth merchants Frescobaldi started off business in Bruges, before expanding into banking in their home city of Florence in the thirteenth 1290-1490 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Jews & Italy & place: Florence The first London goldsmiths were Jewish. They also acted as bankers and moneylenders, but medieval attitudes to usury were disapproving. In 1275, 1290-1346 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Trade & Italy & place: Florence The Compagnia dei Bardi was a Tuscan bank started by members of the Bardi dynasty. By 1310, they were the wealthiest family in Florence. They 1275-1294 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Trade & Wool & Textiles & Italy & place: Lucca By the thirteenth century, English monarchs were hampered by the failure of traditional revenues to meet their ever increasing expenses. Edward I 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 100-200 - Leadenhall Street (City of London) Collections & Mosaics & Romans & Italy & place: Rome The Leadenhall Street (Roman) Mosaic was discovered during building work on the premises of the East India Company in Leadenhall Street, City of 190-225 - Coleman Street (City of London) Architecture & Romans & Italy & place: Rome In 1957, part of the original London city wall was unearthed between Coleman Street and Basinghall Street. Constructed by the Romans between 54 BC-410 - Watling Road (City of Lonagsdon) Romans & Italy & place: Rome Watling Street was an ancient trackway that was later paved by the Romans from London to Dover. A section of Watling Street still exists in the City 1720-1736 - Little Stanmore (Middlesex) Music & Italy & place: Sienna Castrato singer Senesino was born Francesco Bernardi in 1686 in Sienna, the son of a barber. He started in the Sienna Cathedral choir, made his 1772-1813 - Little Newport Street (Soho) Instrument Making & Music & Trade & Italy & place: Palermo Violin maker Vincenzo Panormo was born Vincenzo Trusiano around 1734 in Palermo. He changed his surname (Panormo is the Latin form of Palermo) after 1585-1606 - Not traced Cartography & Italy Date and place of birth of cartographer and draftsman Battista Boazio are not known. Whilst resident in London, he was commissioned by Francis Drake 1531-1554 - Nonsuch Palace (Surrey) Architecture & Painting & Royalty & Italy & place: Firenze Nonsuch Palace was built by Henry VIII in 1538 just south of London. Many artists from the Continent were involved in the project including 1752-1813 - Pall Mall (Westminster) Dentistry & Italy & place: Zogno Dentist Bartholomew Ruspini was born around 1728 in Zogno, near Bergamo. As dentistry was a profession that attracted charlatans and quacks, Ruspini 1778-1796 - Union Street (Southwark) Sculpture & Italy & Place: Verona Sculptor Giovanni Battista Locatelli was born in Verona on 17 November 1734. He worked in Venice and Milan, and his work was known amongst British 1794-1805 - Pall Mall (City of London) Jews & Literature & Music & Italy & place: Ceneda Poet, priest, and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte was born Emanuele Conegliano on 10 March 1749 at Lorenzo Da Ponte in Ceneda, Veneto region, into a 1711-1753 - Not traced Banking & Collections & Music & Politics & Italy & place: Florence Merchant, diplomat, and amateur harpsichordist Giovanni Giacomo Zamboni was born on 26 July 1683 in Florence. He began his career in as a merchant 43-onwards - Walbrook (City of London) Romans & Italy & place: Rome Londinium was established shortly after the invasion of Emperor Claudius in the summer of 43AD. The first Roman building was an Auxiliary Fort, 1957-2013 - Langton Street (Chelsea) Cuisine & Royalty & Italy & place: Florence Restaurateur Alvaro Maccioni was born near Florence on 3 June 1937, the son of a wholesale food dealer. He trained in several hotels around Italy 1821-1852 - Berners Street (Westminster) Booksellers & Radicalism & Italy & place: Vercelli Bookseller Pietro Rolandi was born on 3 March 1801 in Vercelli, Piedmonte, into a large family. At the age of sixteen he went to Turin, working as a 1531-1630 - Mark Lane (City of London) Instrument Making & Jews & Music & Italy & place: Venezia Between 1531 and 1539 five Bassano brothers from Venice settled London without the Doge’s permission. The family stemmed from Bassano Del Grappa and 1728-1750 - Leicester Square (Westminster) Music & Royalty & Italy & place: Milan Oboist and composer Giuseppe Baldassare Sammartini (nick name: Il Londonese) was born on 6 January 1695 in Milan. He was the son of French oboist 1317-1321 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Finance & Trade & Commerce & Italy & place: Florence Merchant and author Francesco di Balducci Pegolotti was born around 1280 into a Florentine family. He worked for the Compagnia dei Bardi, one of the