Where

When

Hatsheput

Hatshepsut

Egypt

Read More c. 1479-1458 BCE

makeda

Makeda

Egypt

Read More c. 10th century BCE

Song of Songs

Song of Songs

Isreal

Read More 10th century BCE

Yau Ywe-Hwa

China (Tang Dynasty)

900 - 600 BCE

Sappho

Sappho

Lesbos [Lesvos], Greece | Sappho

Read More c. 620-570 BCE

lechang

Princess Le-Chang

China (Late Six Dynasties period)

Read More c. 590 CE

Wang Chang-Ling

China (Tang Dynasty) | Taiyuan (present-day Shanxi province) or Jianging (present-day Nanjing), scholarship varies

698 - 756 CE

libai

Li Bai

China (Tang Dynasty) | Suyab (present-day Kyrgyzstan)/ later moved to Jiangyou (modern-day Chengdu, Sichuan)

Read More 701 - 762 CE

DuFu

Du Fu

China (Tang Dynasty) | Chang'an (present-day Xi'an)

Read More 712 - 720 CE

Du Mu

China (Tang Dynasty) | Chang'an (present-day Xi'an)/later sent to Yangzhou

803 - 852 CE

nammalvar

Nammalvar

Northern India | Nammalvar

Read More c. 880-930 CE

Le-Ching Jau

China (Southern Sung period)

c. 1084 - 1155 CE

Rumi

Rumi

Konya, Turkey | Rumi

Read More b. 1207 d. 1273 CE

Sundiata

Sundiata

West Africa

Read More 1230-1255 CE

Petrarch

Petrarch

Italy | Petrarch

Read More b. 1304 d. 1374 CE

Lorenzetti’s​ ​​The​ ​Allegory​ ​of​ ​Good​ ​Government

Lorenzetti’s​ ​​The​ ​Allegory​ ​of​ ​Good​ ​Government

Sala della Pace (Hall of Peace), Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy | Ambrogio Lorenzetti

Read More 1337-40 CE

Boccaccio’s Decameron

Boccaccio’s Decameron

Tuscany, Italy | Giovanni Boccaccio

Read More 1348-53 CE

Christine de Pisan

Christine de Pisan

Venice, Italy | Cristina da Pizzano

Read More c. 1364-1430 CE

Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise

Ghiberti’s “Gates of Paradise”

Florence, Italy | Ghiberti

Read More 1425 - 1452 CE

Alberti’s On the Family

Alberti’s On the Family

Italy | Leon Batista Alberti

Read More 1435 - 44 CE

Dufay’s​ ​Missa​ ​L’homme​ ​armé

Dufay’s​ ​Missa​ ​L’homme​ ​armé

Cambrai, Northern France | Guillaume Du Fay

Read More c. 1460 CE

Marabai

Mirabai

Northern India | Mirabai

Read More b. 1487 d. 1546 CE

Michelangelo’s Pietà

Michelangelo’s Pietà

Vatican City | Michelangelo

Read More 1488 - 1489 CE

Bosch’s​ ​​Garden​ ​of​ ​Earthly​ ​Delights

Bosch’s​ ​​Garden​ ​of​ ​Earthly​ ​Delights

The Netherlands (currently held in Spain) | Bosch

Read More 1490 - 1510 CE

Raphael’s​ ​​The​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Athens

Raphael’s​ ​​The​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Athens

Vatican City | Raphael

Read More 1509-1511 CE

Queen Elizabeth 1

Queen Elizabeth I

London, England | Queen Elizabeth I of England

Read More 1533 - 1603 CE

Marinella’s The Nobility and Excellence of Women

Marinella’s The Nobility and Excellence of Women

Venice, Italy | Lucrezia Marinella

Read More c. 1571-1653 CE

Cervantes’ Don Quixote

Cervantes’ Don Quixote

Spain | Miguel de Cervantes

Read More 1605 CE