Bathurst, Rosa

(ENGLAND)
BORN 1808 - DIED 11 Mar 1824, Roma
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6 (Zona Vecchia, 158)

Granddaughter of Henry Bathurst, the liberal bishop of Norwich. Her father Benjamin Bathurst suddenly disappeared in 1809 in Germany and he was never heard of again. Probably he was murdered.

Rosa herself died even younger. She drowned in the Tiber in Rome after her horse took fright. She was only sixteen years old at the time. Rome had admired her beauty an her intelligence and herdeath came as a shock to society. Stendhal wrote about her death in his diaries. She was buried at the Cimitero Acattolico in Rome. Her tomb was designed by Richard Westmacott junior.

Related persons
• was written about by Stendhal

Sources
Days of Peace - Finding Solace at the Protestant Cemetery

Images

The grave of Rosa Bathurst at the Cimitero Acattolico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (23 Jan 2010)

 


Batten, Mabel Veronica

Published: 9 Jun 2014
Last update: 9 Jun 2014