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Frederick Rolfe

AKA Frederick William Rolfe

Born: 22-Jul-1860
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 25-Oct-1913
Location of death: Venice, Italy
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Cimitero di San Michele, Venice, Italy

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Author, Photographer

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Baron Corvo

[1] According to W. H. Auden, "homosexual paranoid." If either that judgment, or his artistic photographs of nearly-naked teenage boys give any doubt, see also The Venice Letters (1974), containing his letters to Charles Mason Fox.

    Theological: St Mary's College, Oscott
    Theological: The Scots College, Rome, Italy (expelled 1890)

    Expelled from School
    Converted to Catholicism 1886

Author of books:
Stories Toto Told Me: About What Is Due to Repentance (1898)
Chronicles of the House of Borgia (1901)
In His Own Image (1901)
Hadrian the Seventh: A Romance (1904)
Don Renato, an Ideal Content: Historical Romance (1909, published later)
The Weird of the Wanderer: Being the Papyrus Records of Some Incidents in One of the Previous Lives of Mr. Nicholas Crabbe, Here Produced by Prospero & Caliban (1912)
Three Tales of Venice (1950)
The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole: A Romance of Modern Venice (1953)
The Cardinal Prefect of Propaganda: And Other Stories (1957)
Nicholas Crabbe: Or, The One and the Many: A Romance (1958)

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