Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli


Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli

Teresa, Contessa Guiccioli (1800 – 1873) was the mistress of Lord Byron whilst he was living in Ravenna, Italy, and writing the first five cantos of "Don Juan". [citation|title=Selected Poems By Lord George Gordon Byron|author= Susan J. Wolfson, Peter J. Manning|year=1996|publisher=Penguin Classics|url= http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0140423818&id=DkCnPulnurwC&pg=PP3&lpg=PP3&ots=fb-wp-eOyr&dq=Teresa,+Contessa+Guiccioli&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html&sig=s046vW9xETyD4OuYxz945w-TeBs|id=ISBN 0140423818] She wrote the biographical account "Lord Byron's Life in Italy". [citation|title=Lord Byron's Life in Italy|author= Teresa Guiccioli|year=2005|publisher=University of Delaware Press|id=ISBN 0874137160|url=http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0874137160&id=xnLWs6r4DiUC&pg=PR4&lpg=PR4&vq=Teresa+Contessa+Guiccioli&dq=Teresa+Contessa+Guiccioli&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html&sig=sgalGvLEqwwvhJzNDOsWUdi1st4]

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

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