Hankey, Frederick

Person Key: 
HAN003
Family Name: 
Hankey
First Name(s): 
Frederick
Birth Year: 
1823
Death Year: 
1882
Century: 
19
Biography: 

Frederick Hankey was born in 1823 in Corfu, the son of Sir Frederick Hankey (1800-1855), Governor of the Ionian Islands, and a Greek mother. In the military Hankey rose to the rank of Captain. Retiring in 1840, he moved to Paris where he indulged in his passion for erotic literature, supplying Swinburne, Richard Monckton Milnes, Richard Burton, and Ashbee with erotica