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Timeline of Important Events for Women Composers

2300 or 2200 BCE Sumerian high priestess, Enheduanna, composes hymns in cuneiform to Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of love.

ca. 612 BCE Sappho, Greek lyric poet, is born.

ca. 638 CE Princess Nukata, Japanese lyric poet, is born. Her poems, which were sung, are recorded in the Man'yoshu (The Collection of 10,000 Leaves), where nearly one-third of the poets have been identified as women.

1000-1200 Spain, anonymous Kharjas composers, write songs of women's sensuality and desire.

1098-1179 Hildegard of Bingen records Symphonia armonie celestium revelationum, containing more than seventy lyric poems.

1625 La Liberazione di Ruggiero, an opera-ballet, by Francesca Caccini, is performed at a reception for Wladyslaw IV of Poland.

References:

"Music Timeline." Infoplease.com.
© 2003 Family Education Network.
3 May. 2004 <http://www.infoplease.com/ipea/A0151192.html>.

Saint Hildegard." Encyclopędia Britannica. 2004. Encyclopędia Britannica Online.
3 May 2004 <http://www.search.eb.com/eb/article?eu=41316>.

Women's Early Music.
3 May 2004. <http://music.acu.edu/www/iawm/pages/webring.html>.


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