Reference Entry

Garrick [née Veigel], Eva Maria [performing name Violette] (1724-1822), dancer

Peter Thomson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Garrick [née Veigel], Eva Maria [performing name Violette] (1724-1822), dancer, is best-known as the wife of David Garrick (1717-1779), whom she married on 22 June 1749. She was born into a Roman Catholic family in Vienna, the daughter of Johann Veigel, a former valet, and his wife, Eva Maria Rosina, ...

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