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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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