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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Hewitt, Thomas Peter (1848–1933), watchmaker and businessman

Alun C. Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business and Management; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 648 words.

Hewitt, Thomas Peter (1848–1933), watchmaker and businessman, was born in Fall Lane, Prescot, Lancashire, on 1 December 1848, son of Joseph Hewitt (1823–1880) and his wife, Elizabeth, née M...

Tagliabue, Giuseppe

Deborah Jean Warner.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology; Science and Mathematics; Instruments and Instrumentation Engineering. 980 words.

Tagliabue, Giuseppe (10 August 1812–07 May 1878), instrument maker and inventor, was born in Como, Italy, the son of Caesar Tagliabue, a glass-blower (mother’s name unknown). His...