Strozzi, Lorenza

Strozzi, Lorenza, an Italian nun, was born at Capalia, near Florence, March 6, 1514, and brought up in the monastery of St. Nicholas del Prato, where she took the Dominican habit and devoted herself to religious duties, teaching, and music. She composed hymns and Latin odes on all the festivals (Flor. 1588, 8vo), which were long used in all the services, and were translated into French by Pavilion and set to music by Maudit. She died Sept. 10, 1591.

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