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1874-1884 - Connaught Square (Bayswater) Dance & Royalty Dancer Marie Taglioni was born in Stockholm on 23 April 1804. Her grandfather Salvatore Taglioni was a Neapolitan ballet master. Her father Filippo 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 1789-1815 - Marylebone Street (Marylebone) Royalty & Sculpture & Trade & Commerce Plaster figure maker, sculptor, and mason Bartholomew Papera was born around 1749 in Italy. He arrived in London in or before 1789 speaking little 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 - 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 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 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 1729-1738 - 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 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 1723-1776 - Northumberland Court (Charing Cross) Animal Trade & Medicine & Royalty & Swiss Physician Nathaniel St André was born around 1680 in Switzerland. He came to London at a young age (the exact date is not known) and trained as a 1800-1849 - Newman Street (Fitzrovia) Animal Trade & Huguenots & Painting & Printsellers & Royalty & Swiss & place: Geneva Painter Jacques-Laurent Agasse was born on 24 March 1767 at Geneva. His family were merchants of Huguenot descent. The youngster showed an interest 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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