Juliet was born in Verona and was the only child and daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet. She lived a privileged and extravagant life in the Capulet home. She was raised by the Capulet’s nurse, who acted as Juliet’s own mother. Juliet trusted the nurse until the nurse started to speak poorly of Romeo Montague.
Juliet was engaged to Count Paris on Monday, July 15th, 1578. She was to marry Count Paris Thursday, July 18th, 1578.
However, Juliet’s last days were surrounded by controversy. Friar Lawrence revealed that Juliet had been secretly married to Romeo Montague leaving her in the position of being engaged to Paris but married to Romeo when she died.
Juliet was falsely pronounced dead the previous day, cause of death unknown, and a funeral service was held for her. Later, she was found in the Capulet’s vault with Romeo’s dagger in her chest; suggesting she committed suicide.
She is survived by her parents, Lord and Lady Capulet.
Calling hours will be held Friday, July 19th, 1578, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Chapel of St. Peter, Verona town square.