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Gasparo Grimani

Gasparo Grimani

Male 1729 - 1801  (72 years)

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  • Name Gasparo Grimani 
    Born 1729  Bologna, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth 1729  Venice, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 27 Jul 1801  Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1 Aug 1801  St James, Bath, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5064  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 May 2019 

    Family Cecilia Wagner,   b. 1751,   d. Mar 1838, Strabane. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1781  Old Church, St Pancras, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Julia Ann Grimani,   b. 1785, Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1806, Manchester, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 10 May 2019 
    Family ID F2031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to the story handed down through the family, Gasparo was born in Venice, second son of the Marquis Grimani of the noble and ancient Grimani family. There are two books which contain versions of his flight from Venice, both written some time after his death by his descendants. Research has however failed to confirm this, and other documents suggest that he came instead from Bologna.

      It seems Gasparo had intended to become a priest and studied in Rome, but fell foul of the Church for reasons unknown and fled from Italy (about 1755). In a letter to the Pope (about 1779) he pleads for reconciliation.

      Gasparo married twice. His first wife was Antonia Fabbri, daughter of ... Fabbri of Lyon. They were living in London in 1769, when Gasparo was imprisoned for an unpaid debt of £17 which he claimed he did not owe, and in 1773, when he and Antonia were godparents at an Italian christening. They also lived in Paris, from about 1774. Gasparo taught physics as well as languages. They had two children: a son, Guglielmo or William (b. about 1759), and a daughter, Maria Rosalba (born Livorno 27 June 1763), said to have been kidnapped in Paris and never found. Antonia is said to have fallen ill shortly after this and died in Paris (about 1776). After this Gasparo travelled a lot, for a while making a living from exhibiting a model of Rome he had made. This 'plan-relief' still exists and is at the Museum of National Antiquities of Sainte-Germain-en-Laye near Paris, but is not on display.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1729 - Bologna, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1729 - Venice, Italy Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Aug 1781 - Old Church, St Pancras, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jul 1801 - Bath, Somerset Link to Google Earth
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