|Another of Boccaccio's literary works, De claris mulieribus (written between 1360 and 1374) offers, in Latin, biographies of famous women. Here they have been translated into
German by Heinrich Steinhöwel (1412-1482?) -- indicative of their already completely canonical status -- and printed by Johannes Zainer (d. 1541?) in Ulm. The illustrations in this copy have been hand-colored at an early date, one more signifier of the importance this text carries. The text continues to be read; a new translation into English, for instance, has appeared in the present century.