Rossetti, Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe

POET (ITALY)
BORN 28 Feb 1783, Vasto - DIED 26 Apr 1854, London: 166 Albany Street, Regent's Park
GRAVE LOCATION London: Highgate Cemetery West, Swain's Lane, Highgate

As a member of the secret society of Carbonari's and an admirer of Murat, Rossetti had to flee from Italy after 1820. With the help of Lady Moore (the wife of admiral Graham Moore) he escaped to Cyprus and went to London, where he taught Italian (later he became a professor) and published his writings. In 1826 he married Frances Polidori. He knew Lady Dudley Stuart, Mary Shelley and several members of the Bonaparte Family, amongst them the future Napoleon III. He was buried next to Madox Brown's first wife.

Family
• Son: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
• Daughter: Rossetti, Christina Georgina
• Wife: Polidori, Frances Mary Lavinia

Related persons
• admired Murat, Joachim, king of Naples
• knew Napoleon III Bonaparte, Empereur des Franšais
• knew Shelley, Mary

Sources
• Feldman, Paula R. and Diana Scott-Kilvert, The Journals of Mary Shelley, 1814-1844, Oxford at the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1987


Roth von Schreckenstein, Ludwig

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 12 Jul 2009