Polito, Stephen [formerly Stephano]
- Mark Sorrell
Polito, Stephen [formerly Stephano] (1763/4–1814), menagerie keeper and showman, was born Stephano Polito at Moltrasio on Lake Como in Italy, the son of Francesca Polito; details of his father are unknown. He changed his forename to Stephen on becoming a naturalized Englishman. In his early career ...