Holland and Germany

Holland and Germany

by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt


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Giacomo Girolamo Casanova was born in Venice in 1725 to actress Zanetta Farussi, wife of actor and dancer Gaetano Giuseppe Casanova. Giacomo was the first of six children, being followed by Francesco Giuseppe (1727-1803), Giovanni Battista (1730-1795), Faustina Maddalena (1731-1736), Maria Maddalena Antonia Stella (1732-1800), and Gaetano Alvise (1734-1783).
At the time of Casanova's birth, the Republic of Venice thrived as the pleasure capital of Europe, ruled by political and religious conservatives who tolerated social vices and encouraged tourism. It was a required stop on the Grand Tour, traveled by young men coming of age, especially Englishmen. The famed Carnival, gambling houses, and beautiful courtesans were powerful drawing cards. This was the milieu that bred Casanova and made him its most famous and representative citizen.

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ISBN-13: 9781479247394
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/06/2012
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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