Tarquinia Molza


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(1542–1617). The granddaughter of Francesco Maria Molza, she wrote poems in Latin and Italian and translated some Platonic dialogues. She served as a gentlewoman at the court of Ferrara (1583 to 1595) and knew Torquato Tasso, who addressed various sonnets to her, and wrote a dialogue, La Molza overo de l'amore.

From The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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