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Gabrielli, Adriana     see     Ferrarese, Adriana

Gabrielli, Castora – (c1340 – 1391)
Italian nun and saint
Castora Gabrielli was the daughter of Petruccio Gabrielli, a leading citizen of Gubbio, and became the wife of Santuccio Sanfonerio, Conte di Castello. The couple resided at St Angelo in Vado after their marriage, which proved to be uncongenial. They had one son, whom Castora raised devotedly and piously. During her husband’s lifetime she devoted almost all of her time to works of charity, but with his death she joined the Third Order of St Francis. At her death she was buried in the habit of her order in the church at Vado. The church venerated her as a saint (June 14 or 15).

G. Gaal, Franciska – (1904 – 1972) Hungarian stage and film actress Born Fanny Zilveritch (Feb 1, 1904) in Budapest, she began her stage career in cabaret.