Improvisatrix

or Improvisatrice. The most famous improvisatrices or female improvisators are:

MARIA MAGDALE'NA MORELLI FERNANDEZ, surnamed the Olympic Corilla, crowned at Rome for improvisations (1740-1800).

TERE'SA BANDETTI'NI (1763-*).

ROSA TADDEI (1801-*).

SIGNORA MAZZEI, the most talented of all.

NUR JEHAN, of Bengal (d. 1645). She was the inventor of the Otto of Roses.

ANNA LOUISA KARCHIN, a German (1722-1791.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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