Lapa di Benincasa

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Lapa di Benincasa (Piagenti)

Immediate Family:

Wife of Giancomo di Benincasa
Mother of Giovanna Benincasa and Saint Catherine of Siena

Occupation: Possibly daughter of a local Poet
Managed by: Malka Mysels
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About Lapa di Benincasa

Lapa, Saint Catherine of Siena's mother, was about forty years old when she prematurely gave birth to twin daughters, Catherine and Giovanna.

Lapa had already had 22 children, but half of them had died. Giovanna was handed over to a wet-nurse, and presently died, whereas Catherine was nursed by her mother, and developed into a healthy child.

She was two years old when Lapa had her 25th child, another daughter named Giovanna.[2]

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