Garrow, Theodosia

WRITER, TRANSLATOR ()
BORN 1825 - DIED 14 Apr 1865, Firenze
GRAVE LOCATION Firenze: Cimitero Degli Inglesi, Piazzale Donatello, 38 (Sec. XIX, post 1865/4)

Daughter of a violinist. She arrived in Italy with her parents in 1845. There she started translating Niccolini's play "Arnalda di Brescia" into English. In 1847 she met Thomas Trollope and in 1848 she married him.

With the money she inherited from her mother they settled in a house that was known as Villino Trollope. It was near the Piazza Maria Antonia and from its windows they witnessed the revolution of 1859/1860. She covered the events for the British Athenaeum and in her articles her liberal views shone through.

They received many visitors at their house and their only daughter Beatrice, known as Bice, often sang for them. She died in 1865. On the Villino Trollope there's a plaque for her.

Related persons
• was a friend of Browning, Elizabeth

Sources
cemetery

Images

The grave of Theodosia Trollope at the Cimitero Degli Inglesi, Firenze.
Picture by Androom (03 Feb 2011)

 


Gatteschi, Ferdinando Luigi

Published: 17 Apr 2011
Last update: 17 Apr 2011