Giulia Kapp Salvini

Rosella Perugi (University of Turku)
Download PDF Add to Bookshelf Report an Error

Giulia Kapp Salvini was undoubtedly a unique example among the Italian upper-class women of her time. She was a nonconformist who married twice in a state where divorce did not exist, becoming a case study for lawyers. She traveled widely and lived abroad, but was also sensitive to women’s struggles for their rights in her mother country.

The daughter of Cavalier Antonio Salvini and Countess Isotta Porti, Giulia Kapp Salvini was born in the city of Ancona, in central Italy, on March 18, 1851. Her father died when she was only nine. At the age of nineteen, on July 15, 1870, she married Herman von Bremen, a German merchant trading in Ancona. In 1877 she abandoned her husband and went to live in Michigan, USA, where she remarried in Detroit on August 2, 1879. Her second husband, Karl

1018 words

Citation: Perugi, Rosella. "Giulia Kapp Salvini". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 07 September 2020 [, accessed 04 December 2023.]

14464 Giulia Kapp Salvini 1 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here

Leave Feedback

The Literary Encyclopedia is a living community of scholars. We welcome comments which will help us improve.