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Lola Montez
Eliza Rosanna Gilbert
BirthplaceGrange, County Sligo, Ireland

Montez, Lola

(mŏntĕz`), 1818?–1861, Irish adventurer, whose original name was Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert. Her early marriage to an army officer soon ended in divorce. She adopted the name Lola Montez, claimed Spanish descent, and became a dancer. Her dancing was mediocre, but her beauty, extravagant charm, and adventures (in particular her affairs with Franz Liszt and Dumas père) were legendary. She gained sensational success and by 1846 became the mistress of King Louis ILouis I,
1786–1868, king of Bavaria (1825–48), son and successor of King Maximilian I. He was chiefly responsible for transforming Munich into one of the handsomest capitals of Europe and for making it a center of the arts.
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 of Bavaria, who made her countess of Lansfeld. Her intervention in politics aroused antagonism and helped provoke the Revolution of 1848, when she was banished. She returned (1849) to England and remarried. In 1851 she toured the United States and after the death of her husband married P. P. Hull, a San Francisco newspaperman. After an Australian tour (1855–56), she returned to the United States. She died in New York City.


See biographies by A. Darling (1972), I. Ross (1972), and M. Ophuls (1986).

Montez, Lola

(c. 1818–1861) Irish singer and dancer; mistress to famous men. [Irish Hist.: NCE, 1821]

Montez, Lola

(1818–1861) beguiling mistress to the eminent. [Br. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 325]
See: Lust
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They had already been dealt by traders in Sierra Leone, sent under a Portuguese flag to the thriving market in Havana, bought by two Spaniards named Ruiz and Montez, placed in irons, and shipped off once again, this time to Guanaja, the main port of Principe.
Lola Montez has a good claim to be the first 'celebrity': those beings who, with little discernible talent, suddenly appear and bestow their wisdom upon a weary world.
She married a San Francisco newspaperman and in 1852 took to the stage in a production entitled Lola Montez in Bavaria.
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