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Goldoni, Carlo (1707-93), an Italian comic dramatist, was born in Venice, at which place and at Pavia he studied law. In 1732 he produced a successful tragedy, but soon forsook this department of dramatic art for that of comedy. In the course of twenty years he wrote more than 100 pieces, among which were: - Zelinda e Lindoro, La Bottega di Caffe, Dama Prudente, and a trilogy called Villegiatura. In 1761 he was engaged to write for the Italian theatre at Paris, and during his residence there taught Italian to the daughters of Louis XV.