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1736, May 81793, Nov 14
an Italian (Venetian) poet. Caterina was the daughter of the Nobilhuomo Ser Antonio Giovanni Dolfin and the Nobildonna Donata Salamon, members of a secondary branch of one of the most ancient families of venetian aristocrary. Caterina's father was knowned to have squandered the family fortune, leaving serious debts to his wife and daughter uppon his death in 1753. In 1757, Caterina made her debut as a writer under a pseudonym. Her most famous work was a collection of sonets inspired by her father, which were published in 1767-68. She was a center of a circle of intellectuals and held a prestigious literary salon.
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