Clara Maffei (Elena Chiara Maria Antonia Carrara Spinelli Maffei)
Bergamo 1814-Milan 1886. Patriot and patron of the arts, daughter of the aristocrats Ottavia Gambara and G. Battista Carra-Spinelli. Married Andrea Maffei, created her famous salon, a meeting place for artists (including Francesco Hayez, Balzac, Verdi). Leading patriots of the Risorgimento later frequented her salon to discuss politics.