Who invented the lotto game?
Ranieri Simone Francesco Maria de Calzabigi (1714–1795) was born in Livorno, where he probably studied, perfecting himself in Pisa.
With the name of Liburnus Drepanio he was a member of the Etruscan Academy of Cortona and of Arcadia. He served in a ministry in Naples, where he was involved in a trial for veneficio, that is, murder by means of poison. For this reason he left Naples to go to Paris, where he met Giacomo Casanova, with whom he became a friend and who helped him to hone his amatory arts.