Author: Elizabeth Moutzan-Martinegou
Date of Birth: 1801, Zakynthos Island
Biography: Zakynthian writer Elizabeth Moutzan-Martinegou is the first remarkable example of female writing in the Modern Greek Literature. Martinegou was born in October 1801 and died in November 1832. Her parents, Fragkiskos Moutzan and Angeliki Sigouros, came from two of the oldest aristocratic families of Zakynthos.