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Angelo, Domenico [formerly Angiolo Domenico Maria Tremamondo] (1717–1802), fencing master, was born on 6 February 1717 in the Italian seaport of Leghorn, the eldest of six brothers, sons of Giovanni Tremamondo, a merchant from Leghorn, and his wife, Catrina Angiola, née Malevolti...

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Domenico Angelo (1717–1802) by John Hall, pubd 1763 (after James Gwyn) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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McBane, Donald (1664–c. 1730), army officer and writer on swordsmanship, was the son of a farmer and publican near Inverness. Little is known of his background and life other than what appears in his colourful memoir The Expert Swordsman's Companion (1728). Aged twenty-three, ...

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Roland, Joseph (d. 1816x20?), fencing master and writer, was born in France and moved to London in 1773 to open a salle d'armes at 12 Greek Street, Soho; he was one of many foreign masters who were drawn to the capital by the fashionable status fencing had acquired under the influence of ...

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Saviolo, Vincentio (fl. 1595), swordsman and writer on fencing, was born in Padua. Nothing is known of his early life, but he recalls witnessing a quarrel in Slavonia (in the sixteenth century a vague term, denoting the Balkans) and may have travelled widely in ...