Eleonora Gonzaga. Duchess of Mantua 1630-1686

Nicknamed the Younger to distinguish herself from her namesake aunt, she was considered one of the most educated and virtuous women of her time. Fascinated by religious poetry, she founded a literary academy and was also a patron of musical theater. As Holy Roman Empress, she promoted the development of cultural and spiritual life at the Imperial court.
Size 11 x 18 cms
Price £28.00

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