Isabella d'Este


Isabella d’Este (l. 1474-1539), was the leading lady of Renaissance Italy who funded the works of such renowned artists as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Many of the greatest Renaissance artworks would not exist today if not for the patronage of Isabella, who is also considered the female counterpart of the "Renaissance Men" who tirelessly worked to increase their knowledge.

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  • 1474 - 1539
    Life of Isabella d'Este, Marchioness of Mantua, patron of arts. .
  • 11 Feb 1490
    Isabelle d'Este marries Francesco II Gonzaga.
  • Aug 1509 - Jul 1510
    Isabella d'Este rules Mantua during her husband's captivity.