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Franchi, Gregorio (1769/1770-1828), art collector

Elinor Shaffer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/60310

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Franchi, Gregorio (1769/1770-1828), art collector, was born in Portugal to Loreto Franchi, an Italian singer employed at court. William Beckford met him during his stay in Portugal in 1787, when he was invited to hear the seventeen-year-old play Haydn in the Patriarchal College, and gained his father's consent (as a ...

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