Isabella d’Este – First Lady of the World

Isabella d’Este, “la prima donna del mondo” By Sharon L. Jensen (original article here) Let Your Highness, I beg of you, keep a tranquil mind and attend wholly to military affairs, for I intend to govern the state with the help of these magnificent gentlemen and officials in such a manner that you will suffer … More Isabella d’Este – First Lady of the World

Lucrezia Tornabuoni

Lucrezia Tornabuoni: Business Woman, Political Adviser, Poet by Sharon L. Jansen (original article here) Lucrezia Tornabuoni, c. 1475, portrait by Domenico Ghirlandaio A member of one influential Florentine family, the Tornabuoni, Lucrezia Tornabuoni married into another influential family, the Medici. It is possible, of course, to write about Lucrezia Tornabuoni exclusively in relationship to the … More Lucrezia Tornabuoni

Caterina Sforza – The Alchemist & Her Translated Recipes

Caterina Sforza  was one of the most fascinating characters of the Italian Renaissance. As the illegitimate daughter of Duke Galeazzo Sforza of Milan she was raised in a sophisticated court. At a young age she was noticed because of her intelligence, beauty, and strenth (forte). Later, because of the impetuous actions she took to safeguard her … More Caterina Sforza – The Alchemist & Her Translated Recipes

An Article on Caterina Sforza, My Favorite Renaissance Woman

**I have also been obsessed with Caterina Sforza and in a few weeks will attend a reenactment in the town she took control of (Forlì, 30 April 1488) and made her historical defense of! Caterina Sforza: “I Am the Daughter of One Who Had No Fear” (by Sharon Jansel)  Originally posted HERE As any of … More An Article on Caterina Sforza, My Favorite Renaissance Woman