More on Mazzei: Filippo Mazzei: Italian of the Week via the Sons of Italy Blog

Mazzei cover small 2This series will focus on material I found while researching my book, America’s Forgotten Founding Father: A Novel Based on the Life of Filippo Mazzei.

While I only used a portion of my total research, there are a host of little tidbits of information on this amazing man which I wanted to share here. — Rosanne.


Mazzei sons of italyFilippo Mazzei: Italian of the Week via the Sons of Italy Blog

Filippo Mazzei was born in 1730 in Tuscany, Italy. He studied medicine in his home country, but soon moved to London to try his hand at being a wine merchant. Thanks to his business connections, he befriended Thomas Jefferson, the two exchanged letters for several years before actually meeting. In 1773, Filippo – who had at that time adopted the name Philip – moved to Virginia. 

There he purchased some property and started his next phase in life as a farmer and revolutionary. During this time Filippo worked closely with Jefferson. The two would create and print various propaganda on independence and religious freedom, and he was among a select group who Jefferson asked to take a look at a draft of the Declaration of Independence.

Read the entire article: Filippo Mazzei: Italian of the Week via the Sons of Italy Blog


Join the Rosanne Welch Mailing List for future book and event announcements!
 

Print Edition | Kindle Edition | Apple iBooks Edition | Nook Edition

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.