Francesca da RiminiFrancesca da Ri·mi·ni
13th-cent. It. woman famous for her adulterous love affair with her brother-in-law, Paolo
Francesca da Rimini
Died c. 1285
Italian noblewoman. Unhappily married, she fell in love with her brother-in-law. When her husband learned of the affair, he murdered his wife and brother, a tragedy recounted in Dante's Inferno.