Zambelli, Antonio Tomasso Lega

BORN c1770, Brisighella, Ravenna - DIED 1867, London

Son of Giovanni Lega. He was predestined to enter church, but during the war over the papal states between Napoleon and Austria ruined his family that lost the castle of Varnello (family property since 1250). Zambelli joined the Carbonari.

He was secretary and legal adviser to Lord Byron in Venice and in Greece (In later years many interesting information on Byron's financial matters was revealed thanks to his precise accounts). Zambelli married Francesca Silvestrini (a sister of Maria, Contessa de Rossi). Their daughter Aspatia Andriana was born on 15 Mar 1817 and died in London in 1890. Zambelli himself died in exile in England in 1867.

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• worked for Byron, George Noel Gordon

• Kingston Stocking, Marion, The Journals of Claire Clairmont, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968

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Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 10 Apr 2009