Wallada bint al-Mustakfi

Wallada bint al-Mustakfi, daughter of Muhammad III of Córdoba, was likely born sometime after the year 994 in Muslim Spain. Renowned for her beauty and intellect, she was known to wear verses embroidered on the trim of her garments and to compete in poetry contests in which she outperformed her male competitors. She died on March 26, 1091.