Bravo, Florence (1845–1878)

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Bravo, Florence (1845–1878)

British murderer (accused). Born Florence Campbell, 1845, in London, England; died 1878; dau. of Robert Campbell and Ann Campbell; m. Alexander Ricardo, 1864 (died 1871); m. Charles Delauny Turner Bravo (barrister), 1875 (died April 21, 1876).

Born into wealthy London family, was married to 1st husband at 19; acquired a considerable fortune after husband's death; remarried at 30; after Charles Bravo's death by poisoning, became the subject of an inquest which was a Victorian cause célèbre, but was not charged with murder.