De mulieribus claris (Latin for On Famous Women) is a collection of biographies of women by Giovanni Boccaccio. It was inspired by Petrarch's collection of lives of famous men. Latin is an Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... This is an article on biographies. ... Image of a woman on the Pioneer plaque sent to outer space. ... Giovanni Boccaccio Giovanni Boccaccio (June 16, 1313 â December 21, 1375) was an Italian author and poet, a friend and correspondent of Petrarch, an important Renaissance humanist in his own right and author of a number of notable works including On Famous Women, the Decameron and his poems in the vernacular. ... From the c. ...
The collection was used by Geoffrey Chaucer, and inspired Christine de Pizan's The Book of the City of Ladies. Chaucer: Illustration from Cassells History of England, circa 1902. ... Christine de Pizan, showing the interior of an apartment at the end of the 14th or commencement of the 15th century Christine de Pizan (1364 -?) was a remarkable medieval writer, rhetorician and critic, who strongly challenged misogynist thinking by successfully establishing her authority, even in the midst of the male... In The Book of the City of Ladies (1405), the early feminist Christine de Pizan attacks male misogyny and exalts the role of women in society. ...
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