Tomaso Porcacchi Castilione
|Known for||Writer, cartographer|
|Spouse(s)||The poet Bianca d'Este|
Tomaso Porcacchi Castilione (1530–1576) was an author and cartographer.
Vittoria Colonna, marchioness of Pescara, was an Italian noblewoman and poet. As an educated, married noblewoman whose husband was in captivity, Colonna was able to develop relationships within the intellectual circles of Ischia and Naples. Her early poetry began to attract attention in the late 1510s and she ultimately became one of the most popular female poets of 16th-century Italy. Upon the early death of her husband, she took refuge at a convent in Rome. She remained a laywoman but experienced a strong spiritual renewal and remained devoutly religious for the rest of her life. Colonna is also known to have been a spiritual mentor to Michelangelo Buonarroti, himself a poet.
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Francesco Cattani da Diacceto was a Florentine Neoplatonist philosopher of the Italian Renaissance.
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