(Christine de Pizan) was a medieval writer and historiographer who advocated for women’s equality. Her works, considered to be some of the earliest feminist writings, include poetry, novels, biography, and autobiography, as well as literary, political, and religious commentary.
Christine de Pizan or Pisan, born Cristina da Pizzano, was a poet and author at the court of King Charles VI of France and several French dukes. Venetian by birth, Christine served as a court writer in medieval France after the death of her husband.
Born: September 11, 1364, Venice, Italy
Died: Poissy, France
Spouse: Etienne du Castel (m. 1380–1390)
Christine de Pizan, for instance, is the first woman to “take up her pen in defense of her sex”, in her works “The Book of the City of Ladies” and “The Treasure of the city of Ladies” -which were written in the 14th century.
The book mention a very interesting list of notable women I never heard of.