A Cyclopaedia of Female Biography/Adorni, Catharine Fieschi

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4091684A Cyclopaedia of Female Biography — Adorni, Catharine Fieschi


A Genoese lady, married a dissipated young man, Julian Adorni, whom, by her modest and virtuous conduct, she reclaimed. After his death she retired to Geneva, where she devoted herself to acts of piety and benevolence. She wrote several works on divinity; and died in 1510, aged sixty-three.