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Grimaldi, Joseph [Giuseppe] (1709x16?–1788), dancer and dentist, was probably born between 1709 and 1716, perhaps in Malta, the son of the dancer John Baptist Grimaldi (fl. 1709–1741) and his wife, Catherine (d. 1773). Many details of his life and circumstances are based on hearsay, conjecture, and fragmentary information. He was one of a family of Italian entertainers who performed throughout ...