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Gilbert, Eliza Rosanna

Born: 1818 AD
Died: 1861 AD
Nationality: Irish
Categories: Dancers

1821 – Born on February 17th in Grange, County Sligo, Ireland. Irish dancer and adventuress.

1837 – She made a runaway match with a Lt. Thomas James of the Indian army, and accompanied him to India.

1842 – She returned to England, and shortly afterwards her husband obtained a decree of divorce.

1843 – She then studied dancing, making an unsuccessful first appearance at Her Majesty’s theatre, London, billed as "Lola Montez", Spanish dancer.

1847 – Appeared at Munich, where she became the mistress of the old king of Bavaria, Ludwig I; she was naturalized, created comtesse de Landsfeld, and given an income of £2000 a year.

1849 – She came to England, and in the same year was married to George Heald, a young officer in the Guards.

1851 – She appeared at the Broadway theater, New York, and in the following year at the Walnut Street theater, Philadelphia.

1861 – Died on January 17th in New York City.