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Francesco Algarotti

October 17, 2010

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Francesco Algarotti, sometime lover of Lord Hervey and Frederick the Great, was a key figure in spreading art, music and architecture criticism throughout 18th century Europe.

William Thomas Beckford

October 6, 2010

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William Thomas Beckford, the richest commoner in late 18th century England, was hounded into exile after letters he wrote to the future 9th Earl of Devon were found by the Earl's uncle, who advertised the romance in the paper.

Lota Soares

October 1, 2010

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Brazilian architect Lota Soares was the brains behind Rio de Janeiro's Flamengo Park. She was also the lover of Poet Elizabeth Bishop.