Biondi, Sir Giovanni Francesco (1572–1644), diplomat and romance writer, was born at Lesina (now Hvar), Croatia. His family, whose surname was Biundović until the 1600s, was noble but of modest means. Giovanni took a law degree at Padua and, after a period in ...
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Morier, James Justinian (1782–1849), diplomatist and novelist, was born in Smyrna on 15 August 1782, the second of the seven surviving children born to Isaac Morier (1750–1817), consul-general of the Levant Company at Constantinople, and his wife, (Elizabeth) Clara (1760–1834), daughter of David Van Lennep...