Isabella d'Este

A woman in the Modern Age.

BIOGRAPHY.

Isabella d'Este (Florence, 18 May 1464 - Mantua 13 February 1539) was an intelligent and smart woman. She was passionate for art and she became an important patron and directed her Marquis with great political rigour. She was a noble italian woman.

HER OCUPATION.

She was an aristocratic and humanist woman who created a brilliant court.

WHAT DID SHE DO?

Convert her court in the most refined of the Renaissance Italy. She married Francesco II Gonzaga, marquis of Mantua, when she was 16. She met famous artists like Leonardo da Vinci.

WHICH PROBLEMS DID SHE FACE?

Her husband was kidnapped by French people and three years later he was liberated. Isabella managed their reign alone during the kidnapping of her husband Francesco II. And Francesco was jealous because she ruled better than him.

WHAT EFFECTS DID HER LIFE HAVE?

Isabella was hurt by her husband's attitude the couple being grow apart until Isabelle went to Rome for come back permanently to Mantua after the death of her husband. Her son Federico II became marquis and she assumed an important role in the marquesses of her son.

DIARY

29th of January, 1498

Dear diary;

Today my husband was liberated, but now he is not the same than before. He has changed a lot.

When my husband was kidnapped, I governed the territories alone. And he was jealous because I ruled better than him.

We think that the best option is to be appart so I'm going to leave for Rome.

I hope that my son will became marquis of Mantua, but we must wait to Francesco's death.

When my son rules I will assume an important political role.