Christine de Pizan
Christine de Pizan (1364-1430) was a French poet and historian.
Her works include love lyrics, philosophical poems, a poem in praise of Joan of Arc, a history of Charles V, and various defences of women, including La citi des dames (The City of Ladies).
Born in Venice, she was brought to France as a child when her father entered the service of Charles V.
In 1389, after the death of her husband, the Picardian nobleman Etienne Castel, she began writing to support herself and her family.
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