Prisoner of Chillon:
Francois de Bonnivard, a Frenchman confined for six years in
the dungeon of the Chateau de Chillon, by Charles III, of Savoy. Lord
Byron, in his poem so called, has welded together this incident with
Dante's Count Ugolino. (See Chillon.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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