Biography of Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" Lyon

Timeline

On 26 Apr 1765 Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" Lyon was born to Henry Lyon in Swan Cottage. He died two months later.

On 12 May 1765 Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" Lyon was baptised.

Around 1782 George Romney. Portrait of Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" LyonAs Circe.

Around 1782 George Romney 1734-1802. Portrait of Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" Lyon 1765-1815As Circe.

Around 1782 George Romney. Portrait of Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" LyonAs Circe.

Around 1782 George Romney 1734-1802. Portrait of Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" Lyon 1765-1815As Circe.

Around 1782 George Romney. Portrait of Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" Lyon.

Around 1782 George Romney 1734-1802. Portrait of Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" Lyon 1765-1815.

Around 1785 George Romney. Portrait of Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" Lyon.

Around 1785 George Romney 1734-1802. Portrait of Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" Lyon 1765-1815.

On 26 Dec 1800 Mary Darby gained popularity when she played the role of Perdita in Florizel and Perdita, an adaptation of Shakespeare. It was during this performance that she attracted the notice of the young Prince of Wales, the future George Hanover. At this time Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" Lyon sometimes worked as her maid and dresser at the theatre.

On 15 Jan 1815 Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" Lyon died.

Before 1815 Élisabeth Louise Vigée Lebrun 1755-1842. Portrait of Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" Lyon.

Before 1815 Élisabeth Louise Vigée Lebrun 1755-1842. Portrait of Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" Lyon 1765-1815.

Ancestry

Father: Henry Lyon