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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 1934-1939 - Not traced Periodicals & Politics & Printing & Swiss & place: Weggis Marxist avant-garde publisher and writer Wieland Herzfelde [Herzfeld] was born on 11 April 1896 in Weggis in the canton of Lucerne into a family of 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 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 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 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 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 1631-1675 - St Paul’s (Covent Garden) Huguenots & Medicine & Politics & Royalty & Swiss & place: Geneva Physician Jean [John] Colladon was born on 19 March 1608 in Geneva. His father Esaïe Colladon was Professor of Philosophy at the Geneva Academy; his