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04/06/1798 Writer Giacomo Casanova dies

Giacomo Girolamo Casanova died in Duchcov, the Czech Republic in June 1798. His autobiography guaranteed Casanova an enduring reputation as a womanizer on a heroic scale and he was not immune to the attraction of his own sex either, but there was more to him than that. In a life spent frequently on the run, an object of interest to every secret policeman in Europe.

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