Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 28447
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Nico Ottaviani , Maria Grazia
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  • Title: Important Ladies and Important Families: Lucrezia Borgia and Caterina Cibo Varano
  • Source: Medieval Italy, Medieval and Early Modern Women: Essays in Honour of Christine Meek.  Edited by Conor Kostick.  Four Courts Press, 2010.  Pages 276 - 282.
  • Description: Pope Alexander VI appointed his daughter, Lucrezia, governor of the territory including Spoleto and Foligno in 1499. She ruled for just 50 days but documents indicate that she involved herself in disputes with the towns of Terni and Todi and pursued actions against criminals. Caterina Cibo, duchess of Camerino, was regent for seven or eight years and acted autonomously. She ignored her deceased husband’s plans for an alliance with the Varano family and instead married her daughter and only heir to the son of the duke of Urbino. [Description supplied by Feminae.]
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Alexander VI, Pope Borgia, Lucrezia, Wife of Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara Duchesses Foligno, Perugia, Italy Politics Power Rulers Spoleto, Perugia, Italy Varano, Caterina Cibo, Duchess of Camerino
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Perugia
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  • Year of Publication: 2010.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 9781846822223