Lazarus Colleredo(1617-1645), Conjoined twin
Sitter in 3 portraits
Born in Genoa, Italy, Lazarus and his brother Baptista Colleredo were Italian conjoined twins. To make a living, Lazarus toured around Europe and visited many places including Basel, Switzerland and Copenhagen, Denmark before he arrived in Scotland in 1642 and later visited the court of Charles I of England. Lazarus also visited Turkey and toured Germany and Italy in 1646. Contemporary accounts described Lazarus as courteous and handsome 'except for his brother who just dangled before him'. When Lazarus was not exhibiting himself, he covered his brother with his cloak to avoid unnecessary attention. Later accounts claim that Lazarus married and had several children with normal proportions.
- Baptista Colleredo (brother)
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