Isabella d'Este

Biography

1474-1539

Marchesa of Mantua

Leading European political figure, art collector, and ruler.

Family

Born to Ercole l Este and Leonora of Naples of the Ferrara royal family.

Ferrara, Italy c.1600

Contribution

Studied agriculture, industry, and architecture as ruler of Mantua

Followed Machiavelli's teachings.

Impact

A Muse for an Angel

Set major fashion trends and created new perfumes.

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