Name: Lucretia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Lucretia

  • Meaning:
    Gain
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (loo KREESH ah)
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Miscellaneous Info for Lucretia

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Lucretia is the subject of a well known legend that tells that she was raped by a son of the Roman king Tarquin. She urged her family to take action - a direct lead to the founding of the Roman republic - and then killed herself to save her family's honor.
    Her story was used by both William Shakespeare and the componer Benjamin Britten.

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