Simonetta Vespucci, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Simonetta Vespucci

Italian noblewoman

Date of Birth: 06-Feb-1453

Place of Birth: Porto Venere, Liguria, Italy

Date of Death: 05-May-1476

Profession: art model, model

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Simonetta Vespucci

  • Simonetta Vespucci (nÊe Cattaneo; 1453 – 26 April 1476), nicknamed la bella Simonetta, was an Italian noblewoman from Genoa, the wife of Marco Vespucci of Florence and the cousin-in-law of Amerigo Vespucci.
  • She was known as the greatest beauty of her age in Italy, and was allegedly the model for many paintings by Sandro Botticelli, Piero di Cosimo, and other Florentine painters.
  • (Some art historians have taken issue with these attributions, which the Victorian critic John Ruskin has been blamed for promulgating.)

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