Polidori, Frances Mary Lavinia

(ENGLAND)
BORN 27 Apr 1800 - DIED 8 Apr 1886, London
GRAVE LOCATION London: Highgate Cemetery West, Swain's Lane, Highgate

Daughter of the Italian exile Gaetano Polidori (1764-1853) and Anna Maria Pierce. She was the sister of John Polidori, Lord Byron's physician. Alltough she was strictly Anglican herself, she married the catholic Italian exile Gabriele Rossetti.

Her oldest daughter Maria became an Anglican nun. Their other children were painter Gabriel Dante Rossetti, poet Christina Rossetti and author William Michael Rossetti. After Gabriele in 1854 died she quickly burned the remaining copies of his book "Mistero dell'Amor Platonico".

Family
• Son: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
• Daughter: Rossetti, Christina Georgina
• Husband: Rossetti, Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe (1826-)

Sources
• Crawford, Anne and others, The Europa Biographical Dictionary of British Women, Europa Publications Ltd, London, 1983
• Jones, Kathleen, Learning not to be first, the Life of Christina Rossetti, The Windrush Press, Gloucestershire, 1991
Rossetti Archive Chronology Exhibit

Images

The grave of Gabriele Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti and Lizzie Siddal at Highgate Cemetery West, London.
Picture by Androom (28 Mar 2016)

 

The grave of Gabriele Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti and Lizzie Siddal at Highgate Cemetery West, London.
Picture by Androom (28 Mar 2016)

 


Polugaevsky, Lev Abramovich

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 14 Jan 2017