Mancini, Evelina (1849–1896)

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Mancini, Evelina (1849–1896)

Italian poet and novelist. Name variations: Evelina Cattermole Mancini; (pseudonym) Contessa Lara. Born Evelina Cattermole (also seen as Kattermole) in 1849 in Florence, or possibly Cannes, Italy; grew up in Florence; killed in 1896; dau. of Guglielmo Cattermole (consul to Cannes) and Elisa Sandusch Cattermole; m. Eugenio Mancini, 1871.

Notorious for her passions, had a relationship with writer Mario Rapisardi, had another lover who was killed by her husband in a duel, and was killed by her lover Giuseppe Pierantoni; writings include Canti e ghirlandi (1867), Versi (1883), E ancora versi (1886), Nuovi versi (1897), and L'innamorata.

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