Giovanni Borgi

"Giovanni Borgi" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Tuesday 26th April 2011

(Rome 1732-1798) Italian benefactor. He was named Tata Giovanni, i.e. Dad Giovanni, because being a simple old bricklayer he picked numerous children abandoned by their parents from the streets of Rome and taught them his profession. Thanks to he help of Pius VI he could found a hospice for orphans which took his name.

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