Belzoni, Giovanni Battista (17781823)

Belzoni, Giovanni Battista (Belzo`ni, Giovanni Battista) , a famous traveller and explorer in Egypt, born at Padua, of poor parents; a man of great stature; figured as an athlete in Astley's Circus, London, and elsewhere, first of all in London streets; applied himself to the study of mechanics; visited Egypt as a mechanician and engineer at the instance of Mehemet Ali; commenced explorations among its antiquities, sent to the British Museum trophies of his achievements; published a narrative of his operations; opened an exhibition of his collection of antiquities in London and Paris; undertook a journey to Timbuctoo, was attacked with dysentery, and died at Gato (17781823).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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