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Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

Record IDcnp01319776
Biographical Data1828 - 1882
Place of BirthLondon
Place of DeathBirchington
Last Edit2020-05-27

General Note

A aussi traduit de l'italien en anglais
Peintre. - Poète
Italian painter and poet. Born London, 1828. Baptised Gabriel Charles Dante, but changed his name 1849. Family was Italian but never visited Italy himself. Educated King's College School, 1837-41, drawing academy 1841-5. Entered the Antique Academy of the Royal Academy 1845, applied to Ford Madox Brown for private tuition 1847. Formed a sketching club with John Millais and Holman Hunt 1847-8. Formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood with Millais, Hunt, Thomas Woolner, James Collinson, Frederick Stephens, and Rossetti's brother William, 1848-53. Went to Paris with Millais 1849. Refused to exhibit publicly after criticism in 1850. Began teaching at the Working Man's College, founded by John Ruskin, 1855. Began to get commissions c.1856. Married his model Elizabeth Siddal 1860, who committed suicide 1862. Rossetti placed a collection of poetry in her grave, which was exhumed in 1869 so he could get the collection back. Travelled to Belgium 1863, then Paris 1864. Sold 40 paintings 1862-4. Started to collect remembrances of Elizabeth Siddal 1865, attended and hosted seances. Began to drink heavily 1866, also became very preocuupied with his health and infatuated with Jane Morris around the same time. Published a volume of poetry 1870. Criticised by Robert Buchanan 1871 for being lewd and obscene. Suffered a breakdown 1872 and attempted suicide, began taking whisky and chloral (a sedative drug which he became addicted to). Moved to Kelmscott 1873 where Jane Morris visited him, but returned to London soon after. Overdosed on chloral 1879. Suffered a mild stroke December 1881. Travelled to Birchington to visit an old friend, died there April 1882.
Engl. Maler, Dichter und Bildhauer ital. Herkunft

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Further Biographical Data1828-82
Intellectual ResponsibilityAuteur
Primary Language(s)English
ActivityPersonen zu Literaturgeschichte (Schriftsteller) (12.2p) (sswd)
Personen zu Malerei, Zeichnung, Grafik (13.4p) (sswd)
Maler (gnd)
Schriftsteller (gnd)
Geographic NoteGB (iso3166)
IT (iso3166)
NationalityUnited Kingdom

Place of Activity

Place of BirthLondres (1828)
Lieu de naissance
Place of DeathBirchington, Grande-Bretagne (1882)
Lieu de mort

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HeadingRossetti, Dante Gabriel
used in: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
used in: The University of Aberdeen Library
Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
used in: Personal Names Authority File (PND), Germany
Variant NameRossetti, Gabriel Charles Dante
Rossetti, D.G.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Rossetti, D. G.
Rossetti, Dante G.
Rossetti, Dante Gabriele
Rossetti, Dante-Gabriel
Rossetti, Gabriel
Dante, Gabriel Charles
Rossetti, Gabriel Charles
Rossetti, Gabriele


Found inBN Cat. gén.. — DNB. — Laffont Bompiani, Auteurs. — The early Italian poets / transl. by Dante Gabriele Rossetti, 1908. — LOC. — DNB. — Drummond 307. — LCAuth. — M, B 1986, LoC. — M, B 1986, LoC. — LCAuth. — The early Italian poets / transl. by Dante Gabriele Rossetti, 1908. — DNB. — Laffont Bompiani, Auteurs. — BN Cat. gén.. — M, B 1986, LoC. — LCAuth. — M, B 1986, LoC. — LCAuth
Imprint SourcesRossetti, Dante G.: The collected works


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