Olympia Fulvia Morata Timeline

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  • 1526 - 1555
    Life of scholar, poet, writer, and religious reformer Olympia Fulvia Morata.
  • c. 1538
    Olympia Fulvia Morata is fluent in Greek and Latin by age twelve.
  • c. 1540
    Olympia Fulvia Morata is a court companion of Anna d'Este in Ferrara, Italy where she learns about the Protestant Reformation.
  • c. 1546
    Olympia Fulvia Morata converts to the Protestant vision of Christianity.
  • 1550
    Olympia Fulvia Morata marries the German physician Andreas Grundler and leaves Italy for Germany.
  • 1553
    Olympia Fulvia Morata and her family flee Schweinfurt during Second Margrave War; her manuscripts and books are lost.
  • 1554
    Olympia Fulvia Morata and her family arrive in Heidelberg where she continues her writing.
  • 1555
    Olympia Fulvia Morata dies, possibly of plague or tuberculosis, at Heidelberg.
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