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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 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 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 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 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