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Algarotti, Francescolocked

(b Venice, Dec 11, 1712; d Pisa, May 12, 1764).

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Italian patron, collector and writer. The second son of a wealthy Venetian merchant, he was educated in Bologna, where he studied under the eminent scientists Eustachio Manfredi and the Zanotti brothers. Afterwards he travelled in the Veneto and developed a particular admiration for the works of Veronese, Guido Reni and Andrea Palladio. In Florence in ...

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Dizionario biografico degli italiani (Rome, 1960–)