Isabella D' Este

Queen Of The Renaissance

Background

~She was born On May 18, 1474


~At age 6 Isabella played the lute and spoke Greek and Latin


~Her family ruled Ferrara and Modena


~Isabella d'Este Died In 1539


~She attended The Dinner Party

Achievements

~Founded a school for young women


~She was a Skilled negotiator and keenly aware of political motives


~A patron of the arts and music


~Titian, Andrea Mantegna, Raphael, And Leonardo Da Vinci drew a famous portrait of her


~Was one of the few women that broke the chain that bound her to social rules of the day and made a name for themselves

Patron~Someone Who supports the Arts

Impact On Today

~Believed Woman and Men should be educated and trained to appreciate the arts


~Made Mantua an important city


~She was painted by many famous artists

Interesting Facts

~She received a full education when normally only boys do


~Since she displayed many talents her cousin called her La Prima Donna del Mondo (First Lady of the World)


~Married Prince Francesco Gonzaga


~She married him at age 16


~Her husband was captured by the french


~Titian Painted 2 Portraits of her


~She was known as Queen Of the Renaissance

Project Citation

Works Cited

"Isabella D'Este." Brooklyn Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2014. <http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/dinner_party/place_settings/isabella_d_este.php>.

Sackler, Elizabeth A. "The Dinner Party." Brooklyn Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2014. <http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/dinner_party/place_settings/isabella_d_este.php>.

Streissguth, Tom. "Isabella D' Este." The Renaissance. Detroit: Gale, 2008. N. pag. Print.

Titian. "Portrait of Isabella D' Este." Brooklyn Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Mar. 2014. <http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/dinner_party/place_settings/image.php?i=23&image=536&b=bio>.

Walsh, Brian. "Isabella D' Este." Calliope. May/Jun94, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p16. 4p. 5 Black and White Photographs. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N. pag. EBSCOhost. Web. 28 Feb. 2014. <http://web.b.ebscohost.com/src/detail?vid=3&sid=101bde14-33b8-4aa9-8702-825c2befded1%40sessionmgr112&hid=103&bdata=JnNpdGU9c3JjLWxpdmU%3d#db=mih&AN=9407061799>.