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1800, Mar 181854, Mar 3
a famous Shakespearean actress, who is best known as the first wife and muse of Hector Berlioz. On May 27, 1814, Smithson made her first stage appearance at the Theatre Royal (Dublin), as Albina Mandevill in Frederick Reynolds's The Will. Her performance was well received, and the Freeman's Journal gave her a positive review. In 1815, Harriet Smithson took her parents' place in Montague Talbot's company in Belfast after they returned to Dublin. The season opened on January 1, 1816, where she extended her range in roles, performing in multiple comedies.
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10/03/1833-Composer Hector Berlioz marries actress Harriet Smithson
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