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Casanova, Giovanni Jacopo

[(kaz-uh-noh-vuh, kas-uh-noh-vuh)]

An eighteenth-century Italian author whose adventurous life and Memoirs gave him a permanent reputation as a lover.

Note

A “Casanova” is a flamboyant and irresponsible male lover.
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