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What role did women play during the Renaissance?

Medieval women were restricted (it is thought) so that their undisciplined and tempting bodies did not threaten the social order and position of men. Some women were exempt from the common restrictions to their freedom and equality if they had the means and opportunities to do so. Most women remained unknown, sheltered, and quite content with living a quiet, productive, and pious life. The ladies below represent the former; they were very much in tune with the extraordinary changes happening at the end of the Medieval and Early Modern Eras.

Throughout the history of Western European art, women were featured in countless portraits, altarpieces, and frescoes. During the 15th century women became an important part of the Renaissance movement - as patrons of the artists. Later, during the 1540s and beyond, women were accepted as professional artists in their own right.

The question remains what contributions did Renaissance women give to Renaissance Europe? Did Renaissance women make contributions in areas of medicine, music, literature, architecture, poetry, or religion?

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  • Bianca Maria Visconti
  • Ippolita Maria Sforza
  • Caterina Cornaro
  • Caterina Sforza
  • Isabella d'Este
  • Vittoria Colonna
  • Bona Sforza
  • Eleanor of Toledo
  • Safonisba Anguissola
  • Lavinia Fontana
  • Marietta "Tintoretto" Robusti
  • Eleanor Gonzaga
  • Beatrice d'Este
  • Bona of Savoy
  • Isabella of Aragon
  • Felice della Rovere
  • Queen Isabella of Aragon
  • Joanna, Queen of Aragon
  • Maria,Queen of Aragon
  • Joanna of Castile "The Mad"
  • Joanna la Beltraneja
  • Beatriz Galindo
  • Sor (Sister Isabel of Vilena
  • Germaine of Foix Queen Consort of Aragon

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  • Catherine de Medici
  • Elisabeth of Austria
  • Margaret of Valois
  • Margaret of Scotland
  • Anne of Austria
  • Infanta Isabel Clare Eugenia of Spain
  • Anne of France
  • Marguerite de Navarre
  • Queen Elizabeth I
  • Catherine of Valois
  • Elizabeth of York
  • Katherine of Aragon
  • Queen Mary I
  • Elizabeth Woodville
  • Anne Boleyn
  • Anne Neville
  • Cecily Neville
  • Margaret Douglas Countess of Lennox
  • Margaret Lee (nee Wyatt)

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  • Mary of Burgundy
  • Margaret of Austria
  • Mary of Hungary
  • Margaret of Parma
  • Caterina Van Hemessen
  • Margaret of York
  • Blessed Joan of Portugal
  • Eleanor of Viseu
  • Anna of Austria
  • Catherine of Austria
  • Eleanor of Aragon
  • Isabella of Asturias

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  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Mary of Guise
  • Joan Beaufort
  • Isabella Stewart
  • Margaret of Denmark
  • Mary Tudor
  • Eleanor of Portugal
  • Bianca Maria Sforza

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poncianito 23 July 1503-Anna of Bohemia and Hungary was born 5 Jul 25 2011, 10:09 AM EDT by Kittywake09
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Anna of Bohemia and Hungary, also sometimes known as Anna Jagellonica (Buda (now Budapest), Hungary, 23 July 1503 – Prague, Bohemia, 27 January 1547) was, by marriage to Ferdinand I, King of the Romans and later Holy Roman Emperor,Queen of the Romans.She was the elder child and only daughter of king Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary (1456–1516) and his third wife Anne of Foix-Candale. She was an older sister of Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia, and his eventual heiress.She was born in Buda (now Budapest).Anna married Ferdinand on 25 May 1521 in Linz, Austria. At the time Ferdinand was governing the Habsburg hereditary lands on behalf of his older brother Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. It was stipulated that Ferdinand should succeed Anne's brother in case he died without male heirs.
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poncianito 18 July 1501- Isabella of Austria, was born 1 Jul 18 2011, 1:46 AM EDT by juliana-angela
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Isabella of Austria (also known as Isabella or Elisabeth of Burgundy, of Habsburg,of Denmark or of Castile) (18 July 1501 – 19 January 1526), Archduchess of Austria and Infanta of Castile and Aragon, was Queen of Denmark, Sweden and Norway as the wife of King Christian II. She was the daughter of King Philip I and Queen Joanna of Castile and the sister of Emperor Charles V. She was born at Brussels. She served as regent of Denmark in 1520.On 11 July 1514 Isabella was married by proxy to King Christian II of Denmark with Emperor Maximilian, her grandfather, standing in for the king.
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