Poems »

Christine de Pizan was an Italian French late medieval author. She served as a court writer for several dukes and the French royal court during the reign of Charles VI. She wrote both poetry and prose works such as biographies and books containing practical advice for women. She completed forty-one works during her 30-year career from 1399–1429. She married in 1380 at the age of 15, and was widowed 10 years later. Much of the impetus for her writing came from her need to earn a living for herself and her three children. She spent most of her childhood and all of her adult life in Paris and then the abbey at Poissy, and wrote entirely in her adopted language, Middle French. Her early courtly poetry is marked by her knowledge of aristocratic custom and fashion of the day, particularly involving women and the practice of chivalry.

FAVORITE (0 fans)

List of poems by Christine de Pizan 4 total

Ballad III
 176 Views
added 10 years ago
Rate it
Ballad XII
 138 Views
added 10 years ago
Rate it
Roundel I
 102 Views
added 10 years ago
Rate it
Ballad IV
 60 Views
added 10 years ago
Rate it

Share your thoughts on Christine de Pizan's poems with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poet to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Christine de Pizan" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 26 Oct. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poet/Christine+de+Pizan>.

    Missing a poem of Christine de Pizan?

    Know another great poem from Christine de Pizan? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    Who wrote the poem "A Fairy Song"?
    • A. William Blake
    • B. Geoffrey Chaucer
    • C. William Shakespeare
    • D. Emily Dickinson