Alessandra Scala

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Alessandra Scala (1475–1506) was an Italian poet and a Greek scholar.


She was born in 1475, the fifth daughter of the chancellor of Florence, Bartolomeo Scala.[1] In 1494 she married Greek poet and soldier Michael Tarchaniota Marullus (1458 – 1500),[2] six years later Marullus died, Scala then entered the Florentine convent of San Pier Maggiore. She died there in 1506.[3]


  1. ^ Eliot, George (2008). The Writings of George Eliot, Volume 1. BiblioBazaar. p. 191. ISBN 0-559-29442-5. Bartolommeo Scala gave his Alessandra to the Greek Marullo… 
  2. ^ Stevenson, Jane (2005). Women Latin poets: language, gender, and authority, from antiquity to the eighteenth century. Oxford University Press. p. 164. ISBN 0-19-818502-2. Alessandra Scala (1475-1506) married a fellow Greek scholar, Michael Marullo 
  3. ^ Robin, Diana Maury; Larsen, Anne R.; Levin, Carole (2007). Encyclopedia of women in the Renaissance: Italy, France, and England. ABC-CLIO. pp. 332–333. ISBN 1-85109-772-4. Scala, Alessandra (1475-1506) Alessandra Scala was born in 1475, the fifth daughter of the chancellor of Florence, Bartholomeo Scala… In 1494, Scala did marry, and the mate she chose was the Greek poet Michele Marullo. Six years later Marullo drowned while fording the Cecina River. Abandoning her Greek studies and her home, Scala entered the convent of San Pier Maggiore in Florence. She died there in 1506.