A Cyclopaedia of Female Biography/Alphaizuli

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Mariam bint Abu Ya'qub Ashshilbi


Maria, a poetess of Seville, who lived in the eighth century. She was called the Arabian Sappho, being of Moorish extraction. Excellent works of hers are in the library of the Escurial. Many Spanish women of that time cultivated the muses with success, particularly the Andalusians.