By Tim Lambert

Isabella Andreini 1562-1604 She was an actress and writer

Anne Askew 1521-1546 She was an important English Protestant

Sofonisba Anguissola 1532-1625 She was an artist

Anne Boleyn 1501-1536 She was an English Queen

Katharina von Bohra 1499-1552 She was a German Protestant

Lucrezia Borgia 1480-1519 She was an important noblewoman

Sophia Brahe 1556-1643 Horticulturist and astronomer

Maddalena Casulana 1544-1583 She was a composer

Vittoria Colonna 1490-1549 She was a poet

Jeanne d'Albret 1528-1572 She was queen of Navarre

Tullia d'Aragona 1510-1556 She was a poet

Elizabeth 1 1533-1603 She was queen of England

Lavinia Fontana 1552-1614 She was an artist

Caterina van Hemessen 1528-1587 She was an artist

Louise Labe c. 1524-1566 She was a poet

Barbara Longhi 1552-1638 She was an artist

Catherine de Medici 1519-1589 She was a French queen

Olympia Morata 1526-1555 She was an important humanist scholar

Catherine Parr 1512-1548 She was an English queen. Catherine was also a famous writer.

Marietta Robusti 1560-1590 She was an artist

Diana Scultori 1547-1612 She was an engraver

Levina Teerlinc 1510-1576 She was a painter

Mary Tudor 1516-1558 She was queen of England

Katharine Zell 1497-1562 She was a German Protestant

Vittorria Colonna 1490-1547 She was a poet

Life for women in the 16th Century

Famous women from the Ancient World

Famous women from the Middle Ages

Famous women from the 19th Century

My Youtube video about famous 16th century women