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 David Rizzio

David Rizzio

Birth
Città Metropolitana di Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Death 9 Mar 1566 (aged 32–33)
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Burial Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Memorial ID 9114089 · View Source
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Secretary and supposed lover of Mary Queen of Scots. As an inflated foreign catholic, and a close confidant of the Queen, he was widely disliked. This precipitated his murder, in front of the Queen, at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. He is said to have been stabbed 57 times. The conspirators were a band of Protestant nobles, including Henry Stuart (Lord Darnley), the Queen's husband. This incident became partially responsible for Darnley's untimely demise. Rizzio is interred in the Canongate Kirkyard (Edinburgh Scotland).

Bio by: Jerry Saunders


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jerry Saunders
  • Added: 17 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9114089
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Rizzio (1533–9 Mar 1566), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9114089, citing Canongate Churchyard, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .