10 February 1840
Harriet Eleanor Baillie Hamilton, later King, was born in Edinburgh
HHK began work on her first significant poem, "The Execution of Felice Orsini
", which paid homage to the Italian nationalist movement.
1 December 1873
HHK published The Disciples
(written at the request of Mazzini
, who had died the previous year), a five-part historical and political poem about the struggle for a unified Italian
HHK's final publication, her controversial essay "The Religion of Mazzini
", appeared in the Dublin Review
After suffering from "sustained periods of serious illness"
for at least eight years, HHK died.