Baretti, Giuseppe, 1719-1789

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Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti (1719-1789) was a native of Turin, Italy. After beginning his literary career in Italy, he removed to London in 1751. There he served as an Italian language tutor, and soon became a member of Samuel Johnson's literary circle. After publishing A Dictionary of the English and Italian Languages (1760), he returned to Italy for five years, where he courted controversy with his literary periodical La Frusta Letteraria. He settled in London permanently in 1765. In 1769, he stabbed a man to death in a street brawl, but was acquitted on the grounds of self-defense with the help of character testimony from Johnson and other members of the Literary Club. From 1773 to 1776, he served as a live-in Italian tutor in the home of Henry and Hester Thrale.

From the guide to the Letters, 1762-1788., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti was a native of Turin, Italy. After beginning his literary career in Italy, he removed to London in 1751. There he served as an Italian language tutor, and soon became a member of Samuel Johnson's literary circle. After publishing A Dictionary of the English and Italian Languages (1760), he returned to Italy for five years, where he courted controversy with his literary periodical La Frusta Letteraria. He settled in London permanently in 1765. In 1769, he stabbed a man to death in a street brawl, but was acquitted on the grounds of self-defense with the help of character testimony from Johnson and other members of the Literary Club. From 1773 to 1776, he served as a live-in Italian tutor in the home of Henry and Hester Thrale.

From the description of Letters, 1762-1788. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 85213371

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creatorOf Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821. Hester Lynch Piozzi correspondence, 1769-1820. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Boswell Collection, 1428-1936, 1700-1795 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Samuel Johnson manuscripts, 1725-1784. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Letters, 1762-1788. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Liebert, Herman W.,. Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Boswell, James, 1740-1795. Boswell Collection, 1428-1936 (bulk 1700-1795). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. Samuel Johnson manuscripts, 1725-1784. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell: being anecdotes and sayings of Dr. Johnson, extra-illustrated, 1738-1840 (inclusive), 1784-1837 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Liebert, Herman W.,. Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Baretti, Giuseppe Marco Antonio, 1719-1789,. Autograph letter signed from Giuseppe Marc'Antonio Baretti to "my dear doctor" [manuscript], 1777 June 12. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Baretti, Giuseppe Marco Antonio, 1719-1789,. Autograph letter signed from Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti, Putney Common, to Mr. Cadell [manuscript], 1781 July 5. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Extra-illustrated Life of Nollekens, 1708-1875, 1768-1836 Yale Center for British Art
referencedIn Hester Lynch Piozzi correspondence, 1769-1820. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Cambridge, Richard Owen, 1717-1802. Autograph letter signed : [Twickenham], to [Edmond Malone], [1792] Feb. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Baretti, Giuseppe Marco Antonio, 1719-1789. Letters, 1762-1788. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Parker, Robert Goulbourne, 1900-1979,. Robert Goulbourne Parker collection, 1707-1777 (inclusive), 1707-1764 (bulk) Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Baretti, Giuseppe Marco Antonio, 1719-1789,. Letter from Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti, Milan, to Robert Dodsley [manuscript], 1762 September 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Mayer, Henry Christian, 1821-1846. Henry Christian Mayer letters to Eliza Blaikwell Mayer [manuscript], 1838-1839. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Guiseppe Marco Antonio Baretti letter, 1765 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Baretti, Giuseppe Marco Antonio, 1719-1789. Poems : manuscript, 1754. Princeton University Library
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associatedWith Biffi, Giambattista, 1736-1807, person
associatedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795. person
correspondedWith Cadell, T. (Thomas), 1742-1802 person
associatedWith Cambridge, Richard Owen, 1717-1802. person
correspondedWith Carcano, Alessandro, Marchese, recipient. person
correspondedWith Chambers, Robert, Sir, 1737-1803 person
correspondedWith Chiaramonti, Giambattista, 1731-1796 person
correspondedWith Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857 person
correspondedWith Dodsley, Robert, 1703-1764 person
associatedWith Garrick, David, 1717-1779, person
associatedWith George Steevens person
correspondedWith Giuseppe Marco Antonio Baretti person
associatedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. person
associatedWith Liebert, Herman W., person
associatedWith Liebert, Herman W., collector. person
associatedWith Mayer, Henry Christian, 1821-1846. person
associatedWith Parker, Robert Goulbourne, 1900-1979, person
associatedWith Piozzi, Hester Lynch, 1741-1821. person
associatedWith Pleadwell, F. L. (Frank Lester), 1872-1957, person
associatedWith Pleadwell, Laura Mell, person
correspondedWith Portland Chapel corporateBody
correspondedWith Reed, Isaac, 1742-1807 person
associatedWith Robinson, George, 1736-1801 person
associatedWith Samuel Johnson person
associatedWith Sir Thomas Phillipps person
correspondedWith Unidentified correspondent. person
associatedWith Upcott, William, 1779-1845 person
associatedWith Vincenzo Martinelli person
associatedWith Voltaire, 1694-1778 person
associatedWith Wilton person
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Birth 1719-04-24

Death 1789-05-05

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