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Cozzolani, Chiara Margaritalocked

  • Robert L. Kendrick


(b Milan, Nov 27, 1602; d Milan, 4 May 1676 – 20 April 1678). Italian singer and composer. In many ways, her life epitomizes the destiny of Milanese patrician women, most of whom became nuns in the early 17th century; some two-thirds of the 41 monasteries that housed them were renowned for music until the late 18th-century dissolutions. The youngest daughter of a wealthy merchant family, she entered the Benedictine monastery of S Radegonda. She professed final vows in ...

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