FAMOUS 16TH CENTURY WOMEN

By Tim Lambert

Beatriz Galindo (c 1465-1523)

Beatriz was a great scholar and writer

Isabella Andreini 1562-1604

She was an actress and writer

Catherine of Aragon 1485-1536

She was an English queen

Catherine Parr 1512-1548

She was an English queen

Anne Askew 1521-1546

She was an important English Protestant

Sofonisba Anguissola 1532-1625

She was an artist

Anne Boleyn 1501-1536

She was an English Queen

Katharina von Bora 1499-1552

She was a German Protestant

Lucrezia Borgia 1480-1519

She was an important noblewoman

Sophia Brahe 1556-1643

Horticulturist and astronomer

Maddalena Casulana 1544-1583

She was a composer

Vittoria Colonna 1490-1549

She was a poet

Plautilla Nelli 1524-1588

Plautilla was a famous artist

Jeanne d’Albret 1528-1572

She was queen of Navarre

Tullia d’Aragona 1510-1556

She was a poet

Elizabeth 1 1533-1603

She was queen of England

Elizabeth I

Lavinia Fontana 1552-1614

She was an artist

Bess of Hardwick 1527-1608

She was a very rich woman

Caterina van Hemessen 1528-1587

She was an artist

Louise Labe c. 1524-1566

She was a poet

Barbara Longhi 1552-1638

She was an artist

Catherine de Medici 1519-1589

She was a French queen

Olympia Morata 1526-1555

She was an important humanist scholar

Catherine Parr 1512-1548

She was an English queen. Catherine was also a famous writer.

Marietta Robusti 1560-1590

She was an artist

Diana Scultori 1547-1612

She was an engraver

Levina Teerlinc 1510-1576

She was a painter

Mary Tudor 1516-1558

She was queen of England

Katharine Zell 1497-1562

She was a German Protestant

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