Francesca Caccini
Francesca caccini
Historical Figure
Nationality: Italy
Date of Birth: September 18, 1587
Date of Death: 1641
1632 series
POD: May, 1631
Appearance(s): Grantville Gazette XXI and Grantville Gazette XXII
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Francesca Caccini (September 18, 1587 – after 1641) was an Italian composer, singer, lutenist, poet, and music teacher of the early Baroque era. She was the daughter of Giulio Caccini, and was one of the best-known and most influential female European composers between Hildegard of Bingen in the 12th century and the 19th century. Her stage work, La liberazione di Ruggiero, has been widely considered the first opera by a woman composer.

Francesca Caccini in 1632Edit

Francesca Caccini was recognized as the songbird of the Medicis. Heinrich Schütz later wrote a letter to Maestro Girolamo Frescobaldi in August 2, 1634, about Marla Linder and compared her to Caccini.