Cunizza da Romano
As a young girl, Cunizza married Riccardo di San Bonifacio, Lord of Verona, but eloped with the court poet Sordello, who took her to his parents' house. Later she married Aimerio of the Counts of Braganze.
She spent her last days in Florence in the household of Cavalcante de' Cavalcanti, where Dante came to know her in person. She appears in the “Third Sphere” in his Paradiso (Canto IX, lines 13–65).
- Her brother, by contrast, appears in Inferno, and Sordello in Purgatario.
- "Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio". giuseppeverdi.it.
- Barbara Reynolds, Dante: The Poet, the Political Thinker, the Man, I.B.Tauris, 2007, ISBN 1-84511-554-6, p. 12