Filippo Mazzei (Italian pronunciation: [matˈtsei], but sometimes erroneously cited with the name of Philip Mazzie; Poggio a Caiano, December 25, 1730 – Pisa, March 19, 1816) was an Italian physician, winemaker, and arms dealer. A close friend of Thomas Jefferson, Mazzei acted as an agent to purchase arms for Virginia during the American Revolutionary War.
CELEBRATED: Italian physician, winemaker, arms dealer
ASSOCIATIONS: Friend of Thomas Jefferson
ADDITIONAL KEY INFO: Helped plan Monticello vineyards