Detail of a miniature of Christine de Pizan in her study at the beginning of the ‘Cent balades’, Harley MS f. Christine de Pizan is widely regarded as one of Europe’s earliest female professional authors, who began as a single mom to support her kids.
Christine de Pisan:French writer noted for her numerous poems of courtly love, a biography of Charles V of France and several polemical works in defense of womankind, such as Le Livre de la cité des dames
Christine de Pizan. Venice, Italy. 1363-c1430. Poet, author, and thinker. She needed to earn money when she became a widow at 25 years of age. As such became a writer and wrote 41 texts. The Book of the City of Ladies is her most famous work. She shows how important women to the effective running of the world.