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Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838)

 
 
Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, August 22, 2015
1. Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) Marker
Inscription. Mozart's librettist in the 1780s for "The Marriage of Figaro," "Don Giovanni," and "Cosi fan tutte" came to America in 1805 and lived in Sunbury from June 1811 to August 1818. Da Ponte wrote that on visiting Sunbury, the adopted home of his wife's family, "I grew so enamoured of the town that I resolved to settle there." A teacher, distiller, and merchant, he lived at the southwest corner of Third and Market Streets.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 51.708′ N, 76° 47.598′ W. Marker is in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, in Northumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and 3rd Street, in the median on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sunbury PA 17801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. For Those Who Served (a few steps from this marker); Northumberland Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Sunbury War Memorials (a few steps from this marker); Northumberland County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Hotel Edison (about 700
Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, August 22, 2015
2. Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749-1838) Marker
feet away); First Electric Light (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Maclay (approx. mile away); Danville-Pottsville R.R. (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sunbury.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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