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[Ferdinando Galiani, an Italian political economist, called by Grimm, Plato, with the verve and antics of Harlequin, and by Marmontel, the head of Machiavelli on the shoulders of Harlequin; born at Chieti, 1728; secretary of legation at Paris, 1759, where be remained many years; returning to Naples, filled administrative offices from 177782; died 1787.]