Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli

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Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli
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Ravenna, Italy
Died1873 (aged 72–73)
EducationSaint Claire's Monastery at Faenza[1]
Partner(s)Lord Byron

Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli (1800–1873) was the married lover[2] of Lord Byron while he was living in Ravenna, Italy, and writing the first five cantos of Don Juan.[3] She wrote the biographical account Lord Byron's Life in Italy.[4]

On 19 January 1818, Teresa married Count Guiccioli. It was three days later, on 22 January, that she met Lord Byron at the home of Countess Albrizzi.[1]

Alexandre Dumas included her as a minor character in his novel The Count of Monte Cristo using the disguised name "Countess G-".[5] Lord Byron also used this shortened name in his journals.[6]


  1. ^ a b Guiccioli, Teresa; Rees, Michael; Cochran, Peter (2005). "Lord Byron and Countess Guiccioli". In Cochran, Peter (ed.). Lord Byron's Life in Italy (Illustrated ed.). University of Delaware Press. pp. 124–23. ISBN 9780874137163. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Disgrace". bookdrum.com.
  3. ^ Susan J. Wolfson, Peter J. Manning (1996), Selected Poems By Lord George Gordon Byron, Penguin Classics, ISBN 978-0-14-042381-5, OCLC 35209118
  4. ^ Teresa Guiccioli (2005), Lord Byron's Life in Italy, University of Delaware Press, ISBN 978-0-87413-716-3, OCLC 55729965
  5. ^ Liljegren, S Bodvar (1945). Essence and attitude in English romanticism. Uppsala: Almqvist & Wiksell. p. 191. OCLC 185958911.
  6. ^ Moore, Thomas (1831). (The) Letters and Journals of Lord Byron: With Notices of His Life. J. Murray. pp. 314, et al.

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