Happy Birthday, Giuseppe!

A plaque in the Calle dei Specchieri (Venice) to Giuseppe Tassini, author of Curiosità Veneziane.
On November 12th, 1827, Giuseppe Tassini, the author of Curiosità Veneziane (Venetian Curiosities), was born. 
Curiosità Veneziane - Ovvero: Origini delle denominazioni stradali di Venezia, to give the book its full title, was first published in 1863 and provides insights into the city's rich and fascinating history through an exhaustive survey of the names of its streets. 

Tassini died in 1899 and, somewhat shamefully, it took his native city almost one hundred years to give the writer any form of public recognition. In 1988 a plaque was finally erected on the house in which he lived, in Calle dei Specchieri.


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