Vittoria Colonna, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Vittoria Colonna

Italian poet and noble

Date of Birth: 01-Apr-1490

Place of Birth: Marino, Lazio, Lazio, Italy

Date of Death: 25-Feb-1547

Profession: writer, poet

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Vittoria Colonna

  • Vittoria Colonna (April 1492 – 25 February 1547), marchioness of Pescara, was an Italian noblewoman and poet.
  • As an educated, married noblewoman whose husband was in captivity, Colonna was able to develop relationships within the intellectual circles of Ischia and Naples.
  • Her early poetry began to attract attention in the late 1510s and she ultimately became one of the most popular female poets of sixteenth-century Italy.
  • Upon the early death of her husband, she took refuge at a convent in Rome.
  • Although she remained a laywoman, she did experience a strong spiritual renewal and remained devoutly religious for the remainder of her life.
  • Colonna is also known to have been a spiritual mentor to Michelangelo Buonarroti, himself a poet.

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