Heavens to Betsy! Who knew? Born in Ireland in 1821 (christened Eliza Rosanna Gilbert); moved to India as a child; eloped with a soldier at age 16--and that's the boring bit.
Then there's the part with Franz Liszt, and Ludwig I of Bavaria (who eventually abdicated).
And she died at age 40 of pneumonia. Packed a lot in before that, though.
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