Moderata Fonte (1555-1592)

Venetian writer, recognized as one of the pioneers of feminism. Her work “the merit of women” depicts seven women: the widow, the wife, the single woman, the young wife, the virgin and the elders; which denounces, defends, and judges with humor and wit the place of women in society. This publication has great influence in Italy and Europe during the Renaissance and will inspire works dedicated to the dignity and excellence of women.