Christine de Pisan


Chris·tine de Pi·san

biographical name \krēs-tēn-də-pē-ˈzäⁿ\

Definition of CHRISTINE DE PISAN

1364–ca 1430 Fr. poet

Christine de Pisan

biographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(born 1364, Venice—died c. 1430) French writer. She was the daughter of an astrologer to Charles V and the wife of a court secretary and took up writing to support her children when she was widowed, producing 10 volumes of graceful verse, including ballads, rondeaux, lays, and complaints, many in the courtly-love tradition. Some works, both poetry and prose, champion women, notably The Book of the City of Ladies (1405). She also wrote a life of Charles V and Le Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc (1429), inspired by Joan of Arc's early victories.

Variants of CHRISTINE DE PISAN

Christine de Pisan or Christine de Pizan

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