Lola Montez - dancer and adventurer of the XIX century, for which the king abdicated
• Lola Montez - dancer and adventurer of the XIX century, for which the king abdicated
XIX century was very rich in all kinds of courtesans, exotic dancers, adventurers. All these are reflected in the incarnation of one person - Lola Montes. This woman had a violent temper, a sharp temper. Because of her university was closed, and even the king abdicated.
Life Elizabeth Rosanna Gilbert can be compared to an adventure novel. The girl was born in 1821 in Ireland in a military family and housewives. At the age of two, her parents moved to India. Three years later, his mother sent the child away from him in England. At the age of 16 she married an army officer and fled with him to Calcutta.
India beckoned the girl of his exoticism. There she studied traditional dance. Some time later Elizabeth came to the Spanish Seville, where she continued to dance classes. Mentor desperate girl was an old gypsy woman Dolores. After her death, Elizabeth Gilbert took themselves sonorous pseudonym Lola Montes, and set off to conquer London.
In 1843, the enthusiastic audience enthusiastically applauded the British capital Lola Montes. Her fiery Spanish dance was something new for the London public. During the dance, Lola raised her skirt edge or deliberately exposing her shoulders. The very same dancer posed as the Spanish woman, wearing appropriate clothing. But there were Spaniards, who immediately exposed the beauty who speaks with a strong accent. Yes, and her dancing was not very Spanish. Career Lola Montez several times was on the verge of collapse, but always for her to join the influential men, enchanted beauty. Balzac, Dumas, Dyuzhare - this is not a complete list of prominent personalities who are fans of Lola.
Traveling to European countries, Lola Montes reached and Bavaria. When she moved to Munich, it has achieved an audience of Ludwig I of Bavaria. Sixty King immediately fell in love with a temperamental dancer and made her his favorite. Lola moved into the house in the center of Munich, the monarch filled up her jewels, had sent a letter with passionate declarations of love. Blinded by love for Lola, Ludwig I gave her the estate and the title of Countess Landsfeld. But the mistress continues to behave provocatively, went to the men's outfit with a whip in his boot, which angered a conservative community in Munich.
Portrait of Ludwig of I of Bavaria.
Ministers have put the king an ultimatum: either he sends Lola out of the country, or are they all the staff retire. Again the king made a choice in favor of a fatal beauty. The students tried to organize a demonstration against Lola. In response to this half-dressed woman came out with a glass in hand and proposed a toast to his subjects. The windows of her house throwing stones. In response, the king closed the university until next semester. In February 1848 during protests against vozmutitelnitsy calm erupted with such force that Lola had to rush to flee the country, and Ludwig I abdicated. After Munich, Lola is in Geneva, Paris, London. When livelihoods are not left, dancer demanded their Ludwig I, who still had sent her declaration of love. In 1849 Lola publishes memoirs and again marries convenience. Suddenly her arrested for dvoemuzhestvo, t. To. The first marriage officially was never terminated.
Lola released on bail, but luck turns away from her. Speeches do not cause as much interest as before, and the dancer moves to America. There she marries again and again moved, this time in Australia. There her performances are held on the improvised stage in front of prospectors. And the scene on duty impessario her with a loaded gun in his hand. After working "mandatory program" Lola back to Europe and then to America. It should be noted that by the time a woman's fervor diminished. In 1858, she became a respectable Christian, participated in public readings and diligently helping "fallen" women. In 1860, in his early forty years Lola running dies of syphilis.