This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Veronica Gambara (1485–1550)

Author of Rime e lettere

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   

Top members (works)

Member favorites

Members: None

Add to favorites
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Veronica da Gambara was born into a distinguished aristocratic Lombard family, the daughter of Conte Gianfrancesco da Gambara and his wife Alda Pio di Carpi. Her brother became a cardinal. She was related to the poet and humanist writer Isotta Nogarola. In 1509, Veronica married Gilberto X, conte di Correggio, with whom she had two sons. With the death of her husband in 1518, Veronica da Gambara administered the family estate of Casino Castle in Correggio until her sons reached the age of majority. As a ruler of considerable skill, Veronica managed to save Correggio from an invading army in 1538 and was much honoured by her subjects. She was an avid supporter of the humanists and other literatti of the period, and established a famous salon in Corregio, where she received Torquato Tasso and Pietro Aretino, among many others. She composed poetry in the style of Petrarch. Veronica da Gambara's verse and personal correspondence were published in the mid-18th century as Rime e lettere di Veronica Gambara ("Poetry and Letters of Veronica Gambara").
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: No ratings.

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Veronica Gambara is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Veronica Gambara is composed of 1 name.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 131,847,862 books! | Top bar: Always visible