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106 Famous Women

De Claris Mulieribus / De cleres et nobles femmes: Fifteenth-century FranceCreated by: PICRYLDated: 1362
De mulieribus claris (BnF Français 599) f82v - Triaria
De Mulieribus Claris or De Claris Mulieribus (Latin for "Concerning Famous Women") is a collection of biographies of historical and mythological women by the Florentine author Giovanni Boccaccio, composed in 1361–62. It is notable as the first collection devoted exclusively to biographies of women in Western literature.

Boccaccio claimed to have written the 106 biographies for the posterity of the women who were considered renowned, whether good or bad. He believed that recounting the deeds of certain women who may have been wicked would be offset by the exhortations to virtue by the deeds of good women. He writes in his presentation of this combination of all types of women that he hoped it would encourage virtue and curb vice.

Women who were active in the public sphere, rulers, and warriors, however, were largely shown as suffering troubles for entering into the masculine sphere, which was characterized by control of political and social power.

Boccaccio wrote this work in Certaldo probably between the summer of 1361 or as late as December 1362. He dedicated his work to Andrea Acciaioli, Countess of Altavilla, in Naples at the end of 1362 even though he continued to revise it up until his death in 1375. He first considered dedicating his slim volume to Joanna I of Naples. De Mulieribus Claris was "among the most popular works in the last age of the manuscript book".

The 106 Famous Women biographies are of mythological and historical women, as well as some of Boccaccio's Renaissance contemporaries. The brief life stories follow the same general exemplary literature patterns used in various versions of De viris illustribus. The biography pattern starts with the name of the person, then the parents or ancestors, then their rank or social position, and last the general reason for their notoriety or fame with associated details. This is sometimes interjected with a philosophical or inspirational lesson at the end.

De cleres et nobles femmes (French) enjoyed great popularity throughout the 15th-century in France.

1. Eve, the first woman in the Bible
2. Semiramis, queen of the Assyrians
3. Opis, wife of Saturn
4. Juno, goddess of the Kingdoms
5. Ceres, goddess of the harvest and queen of Sicily
6. Minerva
7. Venus, queen of Cyprus
8. Isis, queen and goddess of Egypt
9. Europa, queen of Crete
10. Libya, queen of Libya
11 and 12. Marpesia and Lampedo, queens of the Amazons
13. Thisbe, a Babylonian maiden
14. Hypermnestra, queen of the Argives and priestess of Juno
15. Niobe, queen of Thebes
16. Hypsipyle, queen of Lemnos
17. Medea, queen of Colchis
18. Arachne of Colophon
19 and 20. Orithyia and Antiope, queens of the Amazons
21. Erythraea or Heriphile, a Sibyl
22. Medusa, daughter of Phorcus
23. Iole, daughter of the king of the Aetolians
24. Deianira, wife of Hercules
25. Jocasta, queen of Thebes
26. Almathea or Deiphebe, a Sibyl
27. Nicostrata, or Carmenta, daughter of King Ionius
28. Procris, wife of Cephalus
29. Argia, wife of Polynices and daughter of King Adrastus
30. Manto, daughter of Tiresias
31. The wives of the Minyans
32. Penthesilea, queen of the Amazons
33. Polyxena, daughter of King Priam
34. Hecuba, queen of the Trojans
35. Cassandra, daughter of King Priam of Troy
36. Clytemnestra, queen of Mycenae
37. Helen, wife of King Menelaus
38. Circe, daughter of the Sun
39. Camilla, queen of the Volscians
40. Penelope, wife of Ulysses
41. Lavinia, queen of Laurentum
42. Dido, or Elissa, queen of Carthage
43. Nicaula, queen of Ethiopia
44. Pamphile, daughter of Platea
45. Rhea Ilia, a Vestal Virgin
46. Gaia Cyrilla (Tanaquil), wife of King Tarquinius Priscus
47. Sappho, woman of Lesbos and poet
48. Lucretia, wife of Collatinus
49. Tamyris, queen of Scythia
50. Leaena, a courtesan
51. Athaliah, queen of Jerusalem
52. Cloelia, a Roman maiden
53. Hippo, a Greek woman
54. Megullia Dotata
55. Veturia, a Roman matron
56. Thamyris, daughter of Micon
57. Artemisia, queen of Caria
58. Verginia, virgin and daughter of Virginius
59. Eirene, daughter of Cratinus
60. Leontium
61. Olympias, queen of Macedonia
62. Claudia, a Vestal Virgin
63. Virginia, wife of Lucius Volumnius
64. Flora, goddess of flowers and wife of Zephyrus
65. A young Roman woman
66. Marcia, daughter of Varro
67. Sulpicia, wife of Quintus Fulvius Flaccus
68. Harmonia, daughter of Gelon, son of Hiero II of Syracuse
69. Busa of Canosa di Puglia
70. Sophonisba, queen of Numidia
71. Theoxena, daughter of Prince Herodicus
72. Berenice, queen of Cappadocia
73. The Wife of Orgiagon the Galatian
74. Tertia Aemilia, wife of the elder Africanus
75. Dripetrua, queen of Laodice
76. Sempronia, daughter of Gracchus
77. Claudia Quinta, a Roman woman
78. Hypsicratea, Queen of Pontus
79. Sempronia, a Roman Woman
80. The Wives of the Cimbrians
81. Julia, daughter of the dictator Julius Caesar
82. Portia, daughter of Cato Uticensis
83. Curia, wife of Quintus Lucretius
84. Hortensia, daughter of Quintus Hortensius
85. Sulpicia, wife of Cruscellio
86. Cornificia, a poet
87. Mariamme, queen of Judaea
88. Cleopatra, queen of Egypt
89. Antonia, daughter of Antony
90. Agrippina, wife of Germanicus
91. Paulina, a Roman woman
92. Agrippina, mother of the Emperor Nero
93. Epicharis, a freedwoman
94. Pompeia Paulina, wife of Seneca
95. Poppaea Sabina, wife of Nero
96. Triaria, wife of Lucius Vitellius
97. Proba, wife of Adelphus
98. Faustina Augusta
99. Symiamira, woman of Emesa
100. Zenobia, queen of Palmyra
101. Joan, an Englishwoman and Pope
102. Irene, Empress of Constantinople
103. Gualdrada, a Florentine maiden
104. Constance, Empress of Rome and queen of Sicily
105. Camiola, a Sienese widow
106. Joanna, queen of Jerusalem and Sicily
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Lavinia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 64v

Lavinia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 64v

Detail of a miniature of Lavinia nursing Julius Silvius, and Ascanius giving up the crown. Image taken from f. 64v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index ... More

Pontheslea from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 49

Pontheslea from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 49

Detail of a miniature of Pontheslea, queen of the Amazons, on horseback with warriors. Image taken from f. 49 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De cl... More

Death of Harmonia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 106

Death of Harmonia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 106

Detail of a miniature of the death of Harmonia, daughter of Gelon. Image taken from f. 106 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le... More

Medea uttering a spell from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 29

Medea uttering a spell from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 29

Detail of a miniature of Medea seated, uttering a spell; Jason on horseback, and the slaughter either of Absyrtus or of one of Medea's children. Image taken from f. 29 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris ... More

Hecuba from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 50v

Hecuba from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 50v

Detail of a miniature of Hecuba viewing the slaughter of Priam and her children. Image taken from f. 50v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris ... More

Death of Dido from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 65

Death of Dido from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 65

Detail of a miniature of the death of Dido. Image taken from f. 65 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le livre de femmes nobles ... More

Libya from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 20

Libya from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 20

Detail of a miniature of a crowned Libya giving orders to three men. Image taken from f. 20 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, L... More

Gaia Caecilia or Tanaquil from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 75

Gaia Caecilia or Tanaquil from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 75

Detail of a miniature of Gaia Caecilia or Tanaquil at her loom, while women spin and card wool. Image taken from f. 75 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (in... More

Death of Virginia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 93v

Death of Virginia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 93v

Detail of a miniature of the death of Virginia. Image taken from f. 93v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le livre de femmes no... More

Boccaccio from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 5

Boccaccio from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 5

Detail of a frontispiece in four panels, of Boccaccio reading a book, Boccaccio presenting the book to Andrea Acciaiuoli, countess of Altavilla, a messenger presenting a letter to Semiramis, and a queen with fo... More

Boccaccio from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 5

Boccaccio from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 5

Frontispiece in four panels, of Boccaccio reading a book, Boccaccio presenting the book to Andrea Acciaiuoli, countess of Altavilla, a messenger presenting a letter to Semiramis, and a queen with four female mu... More

Niobe from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 26

Niobe from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 26

Detail of a miniature of Niobe viewing the dead bodies of her husband, Amphion, and two of her children. Image taken from f. 26 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French trans... More

Erythraea writing from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 32v

Erythraea writing from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 32v

Detail of a miniature of Erythraea writing. Image taken from f. 32v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le livre de femmes nobles... More

Minerva crowned from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 15

Minerva crowned from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 15

Detail of a miniature of Minerva crowned, instructing men in making armour, while a man uses counters and another plays the flageolet. Image taken from f. 15 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus... More

Camilla from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 59v

Camilla from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 59v

Detail of a miniature of Camilla, Queen of the Volscians, hunting. Image taken from f. 59v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le... More

Hymnestra from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 24

Hymnestra from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 24

Detail of a miniature of Hymnestra being arrested on the order of Danaus. Image taken from f. 24 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulierib... More

'Dripetrue' (Drypetina), queen of Laodicea from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 116v

'Dripetrue' (Drypetina), queen of Laodicea from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 11...

Detail of a miniature of 'Dripetrue' (Drypetina), queen of Laodicea, waiting on her father Mithridates. Image taken from f. 116v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French trans... More

Medusa in a ship from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 33

Medusa in a ship from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 33

Detail of a miniature of Medusa in a ship, with ensign representing Pegasus. Image taken from f. 33 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulie... More

Marcie with mirror and sculptor's tools from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 104

Marcie with mirror and sculptor's tools from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 104

Detail of a miniature of 'Marcie qui fut de Varron' (i.e. Jaia of Cyzicus) with mirror and sculptor's tools. Image taken from f. 104 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French t... More

Sempronia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 117

Sempronia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 117

Detail of a miniature of Sempronia, sister of the Gracchi, refusing to kiss L. Equitius. Image taken from f. 117 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De... More

Death of Agrippina from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 139

Death of Agrippina from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 139

Detail of a miniature of the death of Agrippina as Nero looks on. Image taken from f. 139 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le ... More

Torture of Epicharis from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 141v

Torture of Epicharis from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 141v

Detail of a miniature of the torture of Epicharis. Image taken from f. 141v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le livre de femme... More

Sappho from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 75v

Sappho from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 75v

Detail of a miniature of Sappho reading her poems to other authors. Image taken from f. 75v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, L... More

Sempronia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 121

Sempronia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 121

Detail of a miniature of Sempronia, wife of a Roman consul, with a book, desk, and musical instruments, being embraced by a man. Image taken from f. 121 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in a... More

Mithridates VI and Hypsicratea from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 119

Mithridates VI and Hypsicratea from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 119

Detail of a miniature of Mithridates VI and his wife, Hypsicratea, on horseback. Image taken from f. 119 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris ... More

Leonne from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 80

Leonne from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 80

Detail of a miniature of Leonne in the hands of her torturers. Image taken from f. 80 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le livr... More

Ceres on her throne from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 13

Ceres on her throne from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 13

Detail of a miniature of Ceres on her throne, while men sow seed and drive an oxen and a plough. Image taken from f. 13 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (i... More

Athalia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 82

Athalia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 82

Detail of a miniature of Athalia ordering the slaughter of the princes of Judah; behind, her death by stoning. Image taken from f. 82 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French ... More

Almathea reading from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 38v

Almathea reading from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 38v

Detail of a miniature of Almathea, the Sybil of Cumae, reading. Image taken from f. 38v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le li... More

Semiramis seated from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 8v

Semiramis seated from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 8v

Detail of a miniature of Semiramis seated, with a sword, and her son, Ninus, before her, with armed men behind her. Image taken from f. 8v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous Fr... More

Falconia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 147v

Falconia from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 147v

Detail of a miniature of Falconia with her books. Image taken from f. 147v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le livre de femmes... More

Irene painting a picture from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 96

Irene painting a picture from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 96

Detail of a miniature of Irene, daughter of Cratinus, painting a picture of a boy. Image taken from f. 96 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris... More

Thamar from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 90

Thamar from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 90

Detail of a miniature of Thamar painting a picture of Diana. Image taken from f. 90 of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris mulieribus, Le livre ... More

Penelope from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 61v

Penelope from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 61v

Detail of a miniature of Penelope weaving, and the slaughter of her suitors. Image taken from f. 61v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation (index De claris muli... More

Arachne weaving from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 30v

Arachne weaving from BL Royal 20 C V, f. 30v

Detail of a miniature of Arachne weaving on a band loom, holding a sword beater, used to tamp down row of weft after it goes across the warp. Image taken from f. 30v of Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mu... More

Agrippine l'Aînée BnF Français 599 fol. 77

Agrippine l'Aînée BnF Français 599 fol. 77

Agrippina the Elder, wife of Germanicus. Français : Agrippine l'Aînée, fille de Julia et de Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa et épouse de Germanicus. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Arachné BnF Français 599 fol. 17v

Arachné BnF Français 599 fol. 17v

Arachne Français : Arachné faisant un filet

Argia BnF Français 599 fol. 24v

Argia BnF Français 599 fol. 24v

Argia is a daughter of King Adrastus of Argos and the wife of Polynices. Français : Argie est la fille d'Adraste (roi d'Argos) et la femme de Polynice, un des fils d'Œdipe et de Jocaste. Elle se trouve dans une... More

Athalie BnF Français 599 fol. 45v

Athalie BnF Français 599 fol. 45v

Athaliah, queen of Judah, and a soldier. Français : Athalie, reine de Juda, et un soldat. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Carmenta BnF Français 599 fol. 22v

Carmenta BnF Français 599 fol. 22v

Français : Carmenta, divinité romaine, écrivant. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Cassandre BnF Français 599 fol. 29

Cassandre BnF Français 599 fol. 29

Cassandra, the daughter of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy. Français : Cassandre, fille de Priam, roi mythique de Troie, et d'Hécube. Elle joue du tympanon. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribu... More

Clytemnestre BnF Français 599 fol. 29v

Clytemnestre BnF Français 599 fol. 29v

Clytemnestra, wife of Agamemnon. Français : Clytemnestre, épouse d'Agamemnon.

Cérès BnF Français 599 fol. 8

Cérès BnF Français 599 fol. 8

Ceres, goddess of agriculture, grain crop and fertility. Français : Cérès, déesse de l'agriculture, des moissons et de la fécondité.

Enlèvement d'Europe BnF Français 599 fol. 11v

Enlèvement d'Europe BnF Français 599 fol. 11v

Français : Enlèvement d'Europe. Le taureau blanc représente Zeus. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Epicharis BnF Français 599 fol. 79v

Epicharis BnF Français 599 fol. 79v

Epicharis, a freedwoman. Français : Epicharis, une affranchie.

Femmes cimbres BnF Français 599 fol. 69

Femmes cimbres BnF Français 599 fol. 69

Cimbri women. Français : Femmes cimbres. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Gorgone BnF Français 599 fol. 19

Gorgone BnF Français 599 fol. 19

Français : fille des divinités Phorcys et Céto. Elle porte une couronne de fleurs, un chapel (chapeau) répandu au Moyen-Âge, et joue de la vièle. La plante à droite de l'image est une fougère. Miniature extrai... More

Hypermnestre BnF Français 599 fol. 14

Hypermnestre BnF Français 599 fol. 14

Hypermnestra, daughter of Danaus. Français : Hypermnestre, l'une des Danaïdes. Contrairement à ses quarante-neuf sœurs, elle épargne son mari Lyncée lors de leur nuit de noces. Miniature extraite de la collecti... More

Hypsipyle sauve Thoas BnF Français 599 fol. 16

Hypsipyle sauve Thoas BnF Français 599 fol. 16

Français : Une femme de Lemnos, Hypsipyle, sauve son père Thoas alors que les autres Lemniennes tuent tous les hommes de l'île. Miniature extraite du De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Hécube BnF Français 599 fol. 28v

Hécube BnF Français 599 fol. 28v

Hecuba, queen of Troy and wife of Priam. Français : Hécube, reine de Troie et épouse de Priam. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Hélène BnF Français 599 fol. 30

Hélène BnF Français 599 fol. 30

Helen, daughter of Zeus and wife of Menelaus. Français : Hélène, fille de Zeus et femme de Ménélas. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Iole BnF Français 599 fol. 20

Iole BnF Français 599 fol. 20

Iole, daughter of Eurytus, king of the city Oechalia. Français : Iole, fille du roi d'Œchalie Eurytos, tient une flèche entre ses doigts. Miniature extraite du De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Isis BnF Français 599 fol. 10v

Isis BnF Français 599 fol. 10v

The goddess Isis. Français : La déesse Isis arrive en Égypte. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Jocaste BnF Français 599 fol. 21v

Jocaste BnF Français 599 fol. 21v

Jocasta, mother of Oedipus. Français : Jocaste, mère d'Œdipe. Miniature extraite d'un manuscrit du De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Julia Soaemias BnF Français 599 fol. 85

Julia Soaemias BnF Français 599 fol. 85

Français : Julia Soaemias (v. 180-222 ap. J.C.), impératrice romaine.

Lavinia BnF Français 599 fol. 35v

Lavinia BnF Français 599 fol. 35v

Lavinia, daughter of Latinus and Amata and wife of Aeneas. Français : Lavinia, fille de Latinus et d'Amata et épouse d'Énée. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Manto BnF Français 599 fol. 25v

Manto BnF Français 599 fol. 25v

Manto, daughter of Tiresias and mother of Mopsus. Français : Manto, fille du devin de Thèbes Tirésias et mère de Mopsos, pratique la magie. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Mariamne BnF Français 599 fol. 73

Mariamne BnF Français 599 fol. 73

Mariamne I, also called Mariamne the Hasmonean, second wife of Herod. Français : Mariamne l'Hasmonéenne, seconde épouse d'Hérode Ier qui la fit assassiner. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus cla... More

Mort de Polyxène BnF Français 599 fol. 28

Mort de Polyxène BnF Français 599 fol. 28

Death of Polyxena, daughter of Priam and Hecuba. Français : Mort de Polyxène, fille de Priam et d'Hécube.

Métabus et Camille BnF Français 599 fol. 33

Métabus et Camille BnF Français 599 fol. 33

Metabus, King of the Volsci, and his daughter Camilla. Français : Métabus, roi des Volsques, s'enfuit avec sa fille Camille.

Niobé BnF Français 599 fol 15

Niobé BnF Français 599 fol 15

Niobe, daughter of Tantalus. Français : Niobé, fille de Tantale. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Ops BnF Français 599 fol. 7

Ops BnF Français 599 fol. 7

Français : Ops. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Orithye et Antiope BnF Français 599 fol. 18v

Orithye et Antiope BnF Français 599 fol. 18v

Orithyia and Antiope. Français : Orithye et Antiope, deux Amazones.

Papesse Jeanne BnF Français 599 fol. 88

Papesse Jeanne BnF Français 599 fol. 88

Pope Joan. Français : La papesse Jeanne.

Penthésilée BnF Français 599 fol. 27v

Penthésilée BnF Français 599 fol. 27v

Penthesilea, Amazonian queen Français : Penthésilée, reine des Amazones. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Poppée Bnf Français 599 fol. 81v

Poppée Bnf Français 599 fol. 81v

Poppaea Sabina, second wife of the Emperor Nero. Français : Poppée (Poppaea Sabina), seconde épouse de l’empereur romain Néron. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Pénélope BnF Français 599 fol. 34

Pénélope BnF Français 599 fol. 34

Penelope, wife of Odysseus. Français : Pénélope, épouse d'Ulysse. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Sémiramis BnF Français 599 fol. 5v

Sémiramis BnF Français 599 fol. 5v

Semiramis, one of several legendary Assyrian queens. Français : Sémiramis, reine légendaire d'Assyrie. Elle est accompagnée d'un lévrier blanc. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Theoxena BnF Français 599 fol. 61v

Theoxena BnF Français 599 fol. 61v

Theoxena, daughter of Herodicus. Français : Theoxena allaitant. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Thisbé BnF Français 599 fol. 13

Thisbé BnF Français 599 fol. 13

Thisbe. Français : Thisbé, jeune Babylonienne, amante de Pyrame. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Tomyris BnF Français 599 fol. 43v

Tomyris BnF Français 599 fol. 43v

Français : Tomyris, reine légendaire des Massagètes célèbre pour avoir décapité Cyrus le Grand. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Vénus BnF Français 599 fol. 10

Vénus BnF Français 599 fol. 10

Français : Vénus. Miniature extraite de la collection De mulieribus claris de Boccace.

Véturie BnF Français 599 fol. 48v

Véturie BnF Français 599 fol. 48v

Veturia, roman matron, mother of Coriolanus. Français : Véturie, matrone romaine, mère de Coriolan. Elle est en train de filer à l'aide d'une quenouille et d'un dévidoir. Miniature extraite de la collection De... More

De mulieribus claris (BnF Français 599) 67r