September 1587 in history

Born in September 1587

Sep 18 Francesca Caccini an Italian composer, singer, lutenist, poet, and music teacher of the early Baroque era. She was also known by the nickname "La Cecchina", originally given to her by the Florentines and probably a diminutive of "Francesca". She was the daughter of Giulio Caccini. Her stage work, La liberazione di Ruggiero, has been widely considered the first opera by a woman composer