Veronica Gambara (1485-1550)

found thanks to Simone de Beauvoir

Poet and political leader, she learns to read and write poetry in Latin. From the age of 17, she is in contact with the poet Pietro Bembo, who will become her mentor. She will express her grief through poetry. She will play an active role in the military defense of the province on Correggio, during the war between Francis the 1st and Charles Quint. She will address poems about the need for peace to leaders of countries at war.