The Early Modern Commons

Leghorn Merchant Networks

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Earliest view of the (newly walled) Old English Cemetery of Livorno

2 February 2023

While exploring the collections of the British Museum for items related to Livorno I stumbled upon a series of drawings by Alexander Cozens from 1746 depicting the port and fortifications...

Merchants from London and Exeter trading with Livorno in 1704: source transcript.

24 November 2022

This contribution of mine is a simple transcription of a primary source useful for finding the names of merchants with business and family interests in Livorno. The printed booklet...

The Van Houbraken family according to the Church registers of Livorno.

10 November 2022

Niccolò Van HoubrakenSelf portrait or François Rivière’s portraitc.1720Corridoio Vasariano Galleria degli UffiziFirenze The Van Houbraken family is a line of flemish painters...

Discovery: Cavour’s maternal grandmother was buried in Livorno.

19 April 2018

Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810-1861) In Italy, notwithstanding a profound religious culture, cemetery studies are a very understudied subject if one compares what other countries...