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Theresa Cornelys

Person  Female  Born 1723  Died 19/8/1797

Categories: Music / songs, Theatre

Countries: Austria

Opera singer, actress and adventuress, was born in Vienna, née Imer. First came to England in 1746. In 1760 rented Carlisle House, a large mansion at the south-east corner of Soho Square, where she put on entertainments and was initially so successful that she extended the property but by 1772, being a poor business woman and putting on lavish shows, she was bankrupt. Casanova claimed paternity of her two children. Died in the Fleet prison. Her story is well-documented in detail at British History Online.

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