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Early Days:

Sofonisba Anguissola was born in Cremona, Lombardy around 1532, and the oldest of seven children, six of whom were daughters. Her father, Amilcare Anguissola, was a member of the Genoese minor nobility. Sofonisba's mother, Bianca Ponzone, was also of an affluent family of noble background.
Over four generations, the Anguissola family had a strong connection to ancient Carthaginian history and they named their offspring after the great general Hannibal, thus the first daughter was named after the tragic Carthaginian figure Sophonisba.

Sofonisba Anguissola


Personal Details


Sofonisba Anguissola

Place of birth

Cremona, Lombardy, Italy

Date of Birth

c. 1532

Date of Death

November 16, 1625 (age 93)




Portrait Painting, Drawing


Bernardino Campi, Bernardino Gatti


Late Renaissance


Philip II of Spain


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