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Women Latinists Throughout History

Work in Progress: Check back for new authors! The following list includes women who wrote in Latin; the list of women who studied Latin is far longer.

Recordings of some of these texts are on my SoundCloud here.  If a recording is available, it is marked with an ª for "audio." 

Abigail Allyn

Aegle

Agatha Wiseman

Alda Lonata Torelli

Alessandra Scala

Alethea Stiles Marcy

Alice Robinson Boise Wood

Allington, Mrs.

Angela Ardinghelli

Angela de Fulgino

Angela Nogarola

Angela Sigea

Anne Bacon

Anna Elizabeth Buma

Anna Christina Ehrenfried von Balthasar

Anna Verghagen

Anne Dacier

Anne Ley/Leys (Norman)

Anne Lock

Anna Henricus Hummelink

Anne Margrethe Bredal

Anne Margrethe Pfeffer née Specht

Anne Margrethe Qvitzow

Anna Maria Arduinoª

Anna Maria van Schurmanª

Annamaria Holborn Bettman

Anna Memorataª

Anna Owena Hoyers

Anna Elisa Radke

Anna Resta Barrile

Anna Schwarzerdt/Cromer/Sabini

Anna Susia/Suys

Anna Valentini

Anna von Buchwald

Anna von Pallant

Anna von Utenhove

Antoinette des Houliéres

Antoinette de Loynes 

Antonia Bourignon

Antonia Confienzi

Arbella Stuart

Aselina

Atilia Onesima

Augusta Webster

Aurora Liljenroth

Bathsua Makinª

Battista di Montefeltro Malatesta

Beatrice I of Burgundy

Beatrice Calvo Salonia

Beatriz Galindo*

Bethany Abelseth

Bianca Dolfin

Bridget More

Bridget of Sweden

Camille de Morelª

Camilla Valenti dal Verme

Candida Xu/Hsu

Carlotta Patino

Cassandra Colleoni

Cassandra Fedele

Catalina de Badajoz

Catalina de Paz

Catarina Borghina

Catarina Imperialisª

Caterina Vegri

Catherina Landa

Catharina Quirinin

Catarina Ursula Hessen-Kassel

Catherine of Aragon

Catherine Burr

Catherine II of Russia

Charlotta Amalia N.

Charlotte Guillard

Charlotte Hawkins Brown

Queen Christina of Swedenª

Christina Roccati

Cille Gadª

Clara Lanzavegia

Claude de Bectoz

Claude-Catherine de Clermont

Cornelia Adrichomiaª

Cornelia Zambeccari

Constantia Grierson

Costanza Varano

Cristina Roccati

Cuculla

Cynthia Dunbar

Diane de Morel

Dhouda

Domitilla Trivulzi (Torelli)

Doña Marcelina

Dorothea Christina Erxlebia née Leporina

Egeria

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor Burnell

Eleonore Magdalene of Neuberg (Habsburg)

(H)Elena Coppoli

Elena Dolfin

Elena Piscopia

Elinor Hawkshaw

Elisabet Winkler (Weigler)

Elizabeth Carter

Elizabeth Elstob

Elisabetta Fiorini-Mazzanti

Elizabeth Albertina von Kammeneck

Elizabeth Cooke Hoby Russell

Elizabeth Dacreª

Elizabeth Grymeston

Elizabeth Hickman du Bois

Elizabeth (Koopman) Heveliusª

Elizabeth Jane Westonª

Elizabeth Koolaart

Queen Elizabeth I

Elisabeth Thiel

Elizabeth Tollett

Elisabeth Vorrenhagen

Elizabeth Withypoll Lucar 

Elsa Maria Gossmann

Emmie McVea

Enrica Diogini

Ersilia Cortesi-Monte

Ersilia Spolverini

Eucheria

Europa Fontana

Eva Heinrich Sachs

Eva Johnston

Fabia Ancona Paulina

Falamisca di Monte

Febronia Pannolini

Felice Rasponi

Francesca Caccini

Francisca Irene de Navia y Orsorio

Fuficia Agre

Fulda

Gabriela Marcello

Gabriella Patino

Genevieve Imme-Metais

Georgette de Montenay

Gertrud Paffrath

Ginevra Nogarola

Ginevra Ragnoneª

Gironda Cellini

Grace Thompson

Grazia Contarini

Gracia Hosokawa

Helena Cribelli

Helen M. Chesnutt

Helen Keyser Bachrach

Helen Thoreau

Helena Sibylla Wagenseil

Heloïse

Helpis

Henrietta Catharina von Friesin

Herrad von Landsberg

Hildegard von Bingen

Hippolyta Taurella

Hrosvita of Gandersheim

Hyleke Gockinga

Ida Blum Naumann

Ingeborg of Denmark

Ippolita Sforza

Isabella De Josa

Isabel Delgada

Isabella Losa

Isotta Nogarola

Jacoba Busken Huet

Jane Owen

Jane Seymour

Jean Holzworth

Joanna Blanchetta/Bianchetti

Johanna Othoª

Joanna Paz

Juliana Nagy

Sor Juana Inéz de la Cruzª

Katarina Sobotta

Laura Bassi

Laura Cereta

Leobgitha

Lisa Hamburg

Lorenza Strozziª

Louisa Reinhard

Luise Robbert

Lucia Bojarda

Lucille Kohn

Lucinda Pearl Boggs

Lucrezia Bembo

Ludovica Koettgen

Luigia Anastasia Serment

Luisa Sigea

Madalena Casulana

Madame de Staël

Maddalena Manfredi

Maddalena Scrovegni

Madeleine de L'Aubépine

Madeleine Deschamps

Madeleine de Scudery

Magdalena Brigitta Wasenthau

Magdalena Kuntz

Magdalena Morteska

Margarita Bockin von Guttmannsdorff

Margaret Clement

Margaret Cole

Margaret Fuller

Margareta Geertruida Frouwina Renkema

Margherita van Godewijkª

Margaret Roper

Margarita Sarrocchi

Margareta Susanna Sprögel

Marguerite von Staffel (von Allendorf)

Margarita Velseria

Marguerite D'Oignt

Maria Aurora Bragadin

Maria Bardi

Maria Serafina Bragadino

Maria Barbansona

Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Maria Cunitz

Maria Dalle-Donne

Maria Electa Faletra

Maria Goetz

Maria Diana Grimani

Maria Elisabeth Ringsª

Maria Petzold

Maria Portia Vigoli/Vigliela

Maria Rosa Santorio

Maria Sibylla Merian

María de San Alberto

María Teresa Medrano

Maria Theresia de Retz

Martha Magdalena Assmann

Martha a Rosa

Martha Horneffer

Martha Marchinaª

Martha Whittier Olivenbaum

Mary Benn

Mary (Mollineux) Southworth

Mary Norton

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Ward

Mathilda Christiana Maria Apelt

Mechtild von Magdeburg

Natalie Häpke

Nazik Al-Malaika

Nellie Price Rosebaugh

Novella Andrea

Olympia Morataª

Olympia Frontina Germana

Papiria Tertia

Perpetua

Petronilla Paolini Massimi

Philippa Lazeaª

Phillis Wheatley*

Portia

Proba

Rachel Jevon

St. Radegunde

Regina Silvestrina

Richlindis

Rodiana Alberini

M. Roquemontrose

Rosina (Posthuis) Brosamerus 

Saint Perpetua

Sarah Alden Ripley

Sarah Staples

Sibille de la Porte

Sibylla Ursula von Braunschweig-Lüneburg

Silvestra Sopranini

Smyrna

Zofia Corbiniana-Bernitzowa

Sophie Anna von Bernitz

Sophia Elizabeth (Brenner) Webber

Stefana Michaelona

Sulpicia

Susanna Helena Ballou

Susanna Le Maitre

Tarquinia Molza

Taurina

Terentia

Teresa Manfredi

Theophanu

Trotula

Ursula Krüger

Uta of Niedermünster

Valeria Fuscilla

Veronica Gambara

Vittoria Aleotti

Wendela/Vendela Skytte

Willetrudis

Winstrup

Widow of Daniel Stahl

Widow of L.B. a Pufendorf

Widow of Thomas Erpinii

*None of her Latin has made its way down to us

Unattributed:

Funerary Inscriptions

Pompeiian Graffiti

Vindolanda Fragments

Anonymous Hymns
Anonymous Scribes

My translations:

Ginevra Ragnoneª

Iohanna Othoª

Maria Elisabeth Ringsª

Martha Marchinaª

Olympia Morataª

SPOKEN LATINISTS

Giovanna Chirri

Iby Knill

Liliana Segre

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