View of the Süleymaniye Mosque over Rooftops
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Count Amadeo Preziosi ( Valetta 1816 - Istanbul 1882 )
Count Amadeo Preziosi was descended from a family which had migrated from Corsica to Malta in the 17th century and been awarded a title by the king of Sicily. Preziosi was born in Valetta on 2 December 1816, and spent his childhood and youth in Malta. His father Count Gio Francois was an eminent figure in Malta and a wealthy man.