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Sir William Hamilton

(1730—1803) diplomatist and art collector


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(1730–1803)

British envoy at Naples from 1764, where his embassy became a centre of cultural activity. Hamilton's Campi Phlegraei (1776) recorded his observations on Vesuvius and other volcanoes. In 1791 ...

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Literature.


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