Colonna, Vittoria, marchesa di Pescara
Colonna, Vittoria, marchesa di Pescara v?tr? k?lnn mrk?z d? p?skr [key], 1492?1547, Italian poet; daughter of Fabrizio Colonna (see under Colonna). Her love for her husband, Ferrante d'Avalos, is the subject of part of her lamenting verse. After his death (1525) she lived in convents, devoting herself to religious reform. The larger part of her work treats religious themes. In her later years she was a close friend of Michelangelo. For a translation of her verse, see Lorna de' Lucchi, An Anthology of Italian Poems (1922).
See biography by R. Targoff (2018).
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