Elena Cornaro Piscopia
Elena Lucrezia Piscopia Cornaro (1646 - 1684) Italian theologist and mathematician, the first woman to earn a doctorate at the University of Padua (the second did so in the 20th Century).
Born of a church lawyer and a housewife, young Elena, unlike other girls of her time, was taught Greek and Latin, and other languages. She also studied mathematics and theology. After becoming a deaconess at a Benedictine convent, she went on to study at the University of Padua where she earned a philosophy doctorate, becoming the first woman to earn such a degree. She began teaching mathematics at the university until her death, however, she is more remembered for her charity work.
- 1 “Elena Lucrezia Piscopia Cornaro” in Catholic Encyclopedia New York: Encyclopedia Press (1913)
|Title||Elena Cornaro Piscopia|
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|Synonym||Elena Lucrezia Piscopia Cornaro|
|Synonym||Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia|