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Crestadoro, Andrea (1808–1879), inventor and librarian, was born in 1808 in the Sestiere di Portoria district of Genoa, one of at least four sons of Giambattista Crestadoro and his wife, Maria Antonia. After attending the grammar school in Genoa he followed his elder brother ...

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Libri, Guglielmo [Count Guglielmo Bruto Icilio Timoleone Libri-Carrucci dalla Sommaia] (1802–1869), scientist, book collector, and thief, was born on 2 January 1802 (or possibly 1803) in Florence, the son of Count Giorgio Libri-Carrucci dalla Sommaia (1781–1836) and Rosa del Rosso (c.1783–1849)...