The life of Plautilla Nelli




The birth of Pulisena Margherita Nelli >>> Plautilla Nelli was born under the name "Pulisena Margherita Nelli" in Florence Italy, 1523.

Mother's Death


The mother of Plautilla Nelli passes away >>> The death of Plautilla Nelli's mother in 1537, which lead to her fathers second marriage. Both of which happened within six months of eachother.

Joining Convent


Plautilla Nelli enters the Dominican convent >>> In 1537 after the death of their mother, Plautilla Nelli and her sister, Petronilla enter the Dominican convent of Santa Caterina da Siena at age 14.

Convent Vows


Plautilla Nelli takes her convent vows >>> In 1538, Plautilla Nelli takes her vows for the Dominican convent of Santa Caterina da Siena.

Council of Trent


In 1545 through to 1563, all convents were enclosed, physically isolating all nuns within the confines of their own complexes. From this point on, Plautilla had more restricted avaliability to art.



The death of Plautilla Nelli >>> Plautilla Nelli was died in Florence Italy, 1587. Known as the first female renaissance painter in Italy.