Hometown: Ferra, Italy
Zodiac Sign: Rat
Marital Status: Married, To Franceso Gonzaga
Occupation: Marchioness of Mantua
I am a very determined woman who wanted to change the way the govt. ran! :)
Over the course of my life I made thousands of dollars. Becoming a Marchioness of Mantua not only gives you the power to rule, but all of the perks as well. I profited from the properties on my land, taxes, mills and shops, art collections and trade.
♪ Music I like! ♪
Throughout my entire life, music has always been a huge part of who I am. I enjoy listening to choral and organ music, as well instrumental music. Being a patorn of the fine arts I embraced all types of fine arts.
My Favortie Song: Ricercar II
This piece was writte by Girolamo Cavazzon, who was a famous composer. He also lived in Mantua where we first met.
Being world famous I felt a sort of pride that such a remarkable man came from my kingdom.
Plays I like!
With life in Mantua life became somewhat boring. Until I found a new hobby. The preforming arts. Over time I came to find that my favorite play was The Marescalco This play was set in Mantua and the plot was one of mystery and everyday life!
Some of my favortie books are : Greek philosophy, Latin classics(Ovid, Pliny), Chivalric romances, Books of music, Theatrical comedies, Religious sermons, Saints Lives, Biographies, and Prophecies.
Heros and Who I'd like to meet
Marchetto Cara, and Bartolmoe Tromboncino. Marchetto Cara is a famous composer, lutist, and singer. He also remained in Mantua throughout his life. Bartolomoe Tromboncino is another famous composer who was well-respected at the time.
I have always respected and admired the famous painter Leonardo Da Vinci. After painting my portairt, his work continued to inspire me, and helped me understand myself, and the work I continue to do.
From Elizabetta: Hey Isabella thanks for all of the poetry and books. I have began to read it and find it absoultly inspiring. Your work seems to bring me into a new world and now i have started writing.
From Lenora: You continue to amaze me! You are never satisfied with nothing. You continue to explore the world of education, and one that many thought only men should explore. I thank you for everthing you have taught me and hope that you continue to help those in your area.
From Leonardo: Isabella after painting your portrait the other day I have have to realize the impact that you have made on my work. I am honored to paint such an adventurous person. Your skills as a painter are incrediable for a women. You should continue to follow this road in order show the world what women are really made of.
From Beatrice: Sister, I have heard of your work from the many places I have traveled. I am simply amazed at what you can actually do to help yourself, and those around you. You are said to be a patorn to the music and arts, and I feel a sense of pride when ever I hear of my sister in such a manner. I will look foward to hearing good things from you!
Throughout my childhood and even my younger adulthood I accumlated thousands of books and texts, while countially bettering my education. I became a patorn of art and music, began to write poetry, and obtained a humanistic education and a classical education.