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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 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 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 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 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 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 1760-1792 - St Martin’s Lane (Covent Garden) Architecture & Societies & Topography & Swiss & place: Zürich Topographical draughtsman Jacob Schnebbelie was born in Duke’s Court, St Martin’s Lane, on 30 August 1760. His father was a native of Zurich who had 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 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 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 1832-1915 - Frognal Lane (Hampstead) Clubs & Societies & Engineering & Transport & Travel & Sardegna Electrical engineer Charles Ernest Paolo della Diana Spagnoletti was born at Brompton on 12 July 1832. His father Ernesto was a musician and his