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Vittoria Colonna (1490–1547)

Colonna, Vittoria (kō-lon’nä). A poet of Italy (1490–1547); born at Marino. Left a widow in 1525 by the death of her husband, the Marquis of Pescara, she lived thereafter in retirement. She was the correspondent and counselor of the foremost men of her time in Italy, especially Michaelangelo. Her ‘Verses,’ celebrating the virtues of her deceased husband and the beauties and consolations of religion were very highly esteemed by her contemporaries, and perhaps overpraised. Her ‘Correspondence’ was published at Turin in 1888.