Cattermole, Evelina

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Cattermole, Evelina Gender: F
Eva Giovanna Antonietta Cattermole
born on 26 October 1849 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Firenze, Italy, 43n46, 11e15
Timezone LMT m11e15 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 02°30' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 21°36 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 28°46'


Italian writer an poet. In 1871, she married lieutenant of the Bersaglieri Francesco Eugenio Mancini, born in 1845, with whom she lived in Milano. She moved in literary circles among admirers, and a young man became her lover. Her husband caught them in mid May 1875 in flagrant adultery. He demanded a duel which ended tragically with the wounding and thus the death (7 June 1875) of the lover, Bennati Baylon. At the same time, he had applied for a divorce and chased away his wife. The scandal that followed in the public opinion was enormous, and Evelina, after a last tribute to the tomb of Bennati, fled from Milan covered with shame. In the years after that, she became a famous poet and writer.

She died on 30 November 1896, at age 47, from a pistol wound, afflicted in a quarrel by her lover, the painter Ferruccio Bottini. Bottini was sentenced to eleven years in prison.

Link to Wikipedia biography (Italian)


Source Notes

An anonymous forum user provided extracts from the book “Donne”, by Maria Grazia La Rosa, CIDA astrologer.


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet