Was Lidia Poët ever married? Did she have a husband?

February 19, 2023 (Last updated: 4 weeks ago)
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Was Lidia Poët ever married? Did she have a husband? This article discusses the famous Italian lawyer and elements of her personal life.

Netflix has released a historical biography with dramatized elements, The Law According to Lidia Poët, focusing on the story of Italy’s first female lawyer, Lidia Poët. She was a stalwart figure who relentlessly pursued equal rights between men and women in court, despite several setbacks in her own life. She would eventually achieve her goal of improving the position of women in the country and died aged 94.

But while her professional life is well documented in the series, audiences are left wondering if Poët ever decided to get married or if she remained without a husband.

Who is Lidia Poët?

Lidia Poët was the first woman Italian lawyer and someone who zealously strove to improve women’s rights in the latter portion of the 1800s and the first half of the 1900s. Although she passed the bar for the Order of Advocates in 1883, she would be disbarred and struck off as a lawyer. Her passing “did not please” the Office of the Attorney General. The only reason for this was because she was a woman.

After a long battle involving a lot of public controversies – the national newspapers got involved and picked sides, with the majority siding with Poët – women would finally be allowed to hold public office in 1919, and in 1920 Poët would be reinstated as an advocate.

READ: Where was The Law According to Lidia Poët filmed?

Was Lidia Poët married?

Poët never got married in her long life of 93 years. She likely had romantic relationships during her life, but none of them turned into a full-blown marriages. Both in the Netflix show and in real life, Poët remained focused on her work of empowering women. She was part of the suffragette movement in Italy and achieved their goal of giving women the vote in 1945, a few years before her death.

Her family, however, was a big part of her life. After being disbarred, she would work with her brother Enrico Poët and would continue to practice law, even if she couldn’t do it in a court.

What does history say about Lidia Poët’s personal life?

It isn’t clear why Poët never married, with a possible reason being that strategically, it wouldn’t have been a good idea for her too. When Poët was alive, the widespread view was that a husband would be a dominant force in marriage and would keep his wife from performing legal acts in a court of law. This is because women wouldn’t be able to handle what happened in a criminal court.

A man would have total control over his wife’s decisions in other areas of life. A traditional husband would want his wife to keep to domestic duties such as housekeeping and raising children and not give those up for a career in any field. So it’s probable that Poët never married because she didn’t want another man to get in her way or for other men to use against her. She probably thought that having a husband and children would distract her from her work.

Even after Poët became a lawyer in Turin, she remained a fierce advocate for women’s rights, being an active member of the international women’s movement until she died in the seaside town of Diano Marina.

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15 thoughts on “Was Lidia Poët ever married? Did she have a husband?

  • February 20, 2023 at 3:51 am

    Season 1 was good hope there will be a Season 2

  • February 20, 2023 at 7:26 am

    loved the first episode! – fun, clever, and not violent – sexy too

  • February 21, 2023 at 1:43 am

    Great series. Beautiful costumes and sets,, all great actors. I really wish for a second season.

  • February 22, 2023 at 7:19 am

    Loved every minute. Hope there’s more episodes

  • February 22, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    I’m watching “The Law according to Lidia Poet” from Italian television. It’s infuriating. This real-life woman fought to be a lawyer and made it possible for women to run for office through her wit and intellectual prowess. She’s not attractive and couldn’t use her sexuality at all. She did it with heart and brilliant interpretation and application of the law. And leave it to an Italian director to cast a gorgeous woman whose opening scene is her naked above the waist receiving oral sex from a man. They are probably promoting it as a show celebrating women and how progressive Italian television has become. They aren’t even smart enough to be embarrassed by their stupidity. I got partway through and had to stop. They had men obviously volunteering to help her because they want to sleep with her. Which is probably the only way this myopic and ridiculous director could imagine she accomplished anything.

  • February 22, 2023 at 11:49 pm

    I enjoyed watching the series of the powerful, colorful and willful lawyer Lidia Poët. Well played by Matilda de Angelis. Watched all six episodes the same day.

  • February 23, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    Bravo Andre
    I am on the second episode, trying to see how this might become a less silly representation of the life of a singular woman. Of course, sex and beauty sell so you won’t find really serious films here. I believe if the director had been a woman this might be a different film, or if there were not the constraints of it streaming on such a large platform and costing a lot of money to create, it might be a “smaller and truer ” “art film.”

  • February 23, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    I loved Lidia Poët. Unlike others, the female centered sex she had, impressed me. Men worked hard to please her and she never let go of her expectations of life because of a man.

  • February 23, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    Loved this series. Hoping for a second. Great acting, great costumes and scenery. The stories and the thread of family life running through each is appealing.

  • February 25, 2023 at 3:18 am

    Reply to Andre who claimed Poet was not a beauty in real life. The photos I found online of her as a young woman shows her to be very attractive. The one of her as an old woman not so much, but that’s the nature of aging.

  • February 27, 2023 at 9:06 am

    First episode, Lidia was supposed to be broke. She couldn’t even pay her rent. How, then, could she afford several tickets to the ballet, as well as all those gorgeous clothes?

  • February 27, 2023 at 10:04 pm

    Love this, great acting and music is wonderfully used. Hope there is a Season 2

  • March 5, 2023 at 8:22 pm

    Acting, humor, drama, fashion, , everything about Lidia Poet..#1 show..kets have many more seasons..excellent…..way to go Netflix…??

  • March 13, 2023 at 9:38 pm

    Watched the series hoping it would get better but found it disappointing and pretty unrealistic. I really can’t imagine in the end of the 1800’s people using freely swear words like “cazzo..stronzo..vaffan”…etc etc very unlikely.
    The upside…very attractive actresses and actors. Especially her lover/friend Enrico ?

  • March 13, 2023 at 11:26 pm

    I loved it and hope for Season 2. It was fun, but also a real Theme for womens rights. It doesn’t have to be always serious. Sometimes it moved me. Sometimes it made me laugh. Great acting from all actors! Btw Enrico is the brother not liever, Maria Tolaini.

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