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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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In a final flight of fancy, at the end of the book Holden fantasises on various eccentrics meeting each other across the generations and plumps for his favourite: a mythical meeting between Percy Grainger, the self-confessed flagellate and Lola Montez of whip wielding fame
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She was, in fact, born Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, in County Sligo, in 1821, but, as an adult, she reinvented herself as Lola Montez and went on to perform throughout the world, seducing many wealthy and influential men on the way, including Franz Liszt and King Ludwig I of Bavaria.
30pm Princess Michael of Kent - The royal author covers women who have become courtesans from Madame de Pompadour to Lola Montez.
Grass Valley-the richest mine town Once the richest of the northern mine towns, Grass Valley today is one of the fastest-growing foothill cities, though some still think of it only as the home of Lola Montez and Lotta Crabtree (gold rush entertainers) and Cornish pasties (meat and potato turnovers).
The historic Lola Montez House, at 248 Mill Street, now serves as a visitor center (open 8 to 5 weekdays, 10 to 3 Saturdays); or visit Lotta Crabtree's, at 238 Mill.
Following in the footsteps of plays such as Get Up And Tie Your Fingers, a tough tale of North East fish filleting folk, comes something altogether racier - The Legend of Lola Montez.
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NORTHUMBERLAND Theatre Company is offering Culture Club members two tickets for the price of one to see The Legend of Lola Montez at The Round on Tuesday, April 1, and Wednesday, April 2.