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Count Francesco Algarotti (1712–1764)

Algarotti, Francesco, Count (äl-gä-rot-tē). An Italian littérateur (1712–64). Frederick the Great held him in high regard and made him a count of Prussia. He was an accomplished critic of the arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture. Among his works is ‘The Plurality of Worlds’ (1733), an exposition, for ladies’ use, of Newton’s philosophy. He is at his best in his letters, especially his ‘Poetical Epistles’ (1759).