Samuel Lover, born on 24 February 1797 in Dublin, was an Irish novelist, poet, songwriter, and a portrait painter, also known by the pseudonym “Ben Trovato”, meaning “well invented“.This derives from an aphorism by Giordano Bruno (Italian monk, philosopher, cosmologist who was burned at the stake in Rome, in 1600 for his opinions on astronomy […]

Samuel Lover aka Ben Trovato