Lead: Often considered the first feminist and professional writer, Christine de Pizan began her literary career in medieval France in 1390.

            Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

            Content: Christine de Pizan, though Italian at birth, was raised in the French court of King Charles V – her father and then her husband were court advisors. Encouraged by her father and later by her husband, Christine received a comprehensive, classical education in the court.