(Wikipedia) - Balbi
Balbi (or Balbis or Balby) may refer to:
Palazzo Balbi on Grand Canal
People of the Acilii Balbi
- Giovanni (or John) Balbi (or Johannes Januensis de Balbis) (died ~1298), Italian lexicographer. In 1460 he wrote "Catholicon" a comprehensive Latin dictionary.
- Francisco Balbi di Correggio (1505-1589), Italian arquebusier. He was born in the town of Correggio in the province of Emilia, Italy. Francisco was a poet and historian who wrote in Italian and Spanish. He served in the military and fought in the siege of Malta in 1565. He wrote the only first hand history of that famous battle. His book is entitled "The Siege of Malta 1565."
- Ludovico Balbi (~1545-1604), Italian singer/composer and friar. From 1570 to 1578 he was a singer at St. Marco, Venice. He was then appointed maestro di cappella of St. Maria Gloriosa del Frari, later he was maestro di cappella of the Cappella Antoniana in Padua and then maestro di cappella at Treviso Cathedral. He was granted an honorary degree, maestro dell''ordine, denoting particular skill exercised over a long period.
- Luigi Balbi was the nephew of Ludovico Balbi. He was a composer, organist and friar. He was also a singer in the choir of St. Marco in Venice and later the Cappella del Santo at the basilica of St. Antonio, Padua. He was ultimately appointed maestro di cappella at the church of the Carit in Venice.
- Lorenzo Balbi (~1680-1740), Italian composer
- Ignacio Balbi (1720 - 1775): An 18th-century composer who performed primarily in Milan.
- Giovanni Battista Balbis (1765-1831), French(?) teacher of Antoine Risso. Balbis was a 17th-century choreographer, dancer, and stage designer. He was involved with Venetian opera from its inception and played an important role in the introduction of Venetian opera to northern Europe.
- Adrian Balbi (1782-1848), Italian geographer
- Domenico Balbi A painter, designer and engraver born in Genoa in 1927. His art exhibitions won awards in Italy and abroad. He created the well known Balbi Tarot Cards and gave numerous conferences about the symbolism of Tarot. He also published articles on metaphysical and philosophical topics.
- Raul Balbi, Argentine world boxing champion
- Balbi an Argentine department store chain