Gatteschi, Ferdinando Luigi

POLITICAL ACTIVIST (ITALY)
BORN c1813

Son of an Italian nobleman. He fought together with the carbonari and found some kind of a patron in Mary Shelley, who gave him money. She was probably infatuated with him, because when she inherited money after the death of her stepfather Sir Timothy Shelley he tried to blackmail her with 'love letters' that she had sent him. The writer A.A. Know - a friend of the Shelleys - managed to grab the letters away from him, aided by the Paris police.

Related persons
• has a connection with Shelley, Mary

Events
1843/7/0: First meeting of Mary Shelley and Gatteschi
1845/10/10: The letters that he used to blackmail Mary Shelley are taken from Gatteschi
This took place in France.

Sources
• Spark, Muriel, Mary Shelley, Constable, London, 1988
• Sunstein, Emily W., Mary Shelley, Romance and Reality, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1989


Gaudi, Leopold Otto, Freiherr von

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 11 Oct 2002