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Giuseppe Baretti (1719–1789)

Baretti, Giuseppe Marcantonio (bä-ret’tē). An Italian critic and poet (1719–89), who, after a roaming life in Italy, settled in London in 1751, where he became acquainted with Dr. Johnson and his circle. Of his writings in English, the ‘Account of the Manners and Customs of Italy’ (1768–69) attracted much attention. His ‘Dictionary of the English and Italian Languages’ (1760) is still highly esteemed. In Italian he wrote ‘Lettere Famigliari,’ and published Frusta Litteraria, a short-lived critical journal.