This chapter discusses letters by portray Isotta Nogarola, an Italian-born French author to the nobleman Ludovico Foscarini (1409–80), a Venetian governor appointed in the year 1451. He wrote her twenty times in the course of 1453 (nearly twice per month), when, after a year back in Venice, he was stationed as the governor of Brescia, further to the west in Venice's northern Italian empire. During that period, it appears that Nogarola was corresponding with Foscarini regularly. His subsequent letters to her of 1461 and 1466 also attest to their continued relationship. Foscarini's letters to Nogarola may not be complete. His letters to her of 1461 and 1466, and to Damiano dal Borgo and Ermolao Barbaro in 1461 and 1464, respectively, document his sustained contact with Nogarola over the interval from 1454 to 1466, the year of her death.
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