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Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia tercentenary celebration collection

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-790112
Correspondence, promotional materials and newspaper/article clippings relating to the tercentenary celebration of the birth of Elena Piscopia (1646-1684), first woman to receive a PhD in 1687.

Dates

  • 1970-1978

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

0.84 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger Document Cases.)

Biographical / Historical

Elena Cornaro Piscopia (also known in English as Helen Cornaro), was a Venetian philosopher of noble descent who, in 1678, became one of the first women to receive an academic degree from a university, and the first to receive a PhD. Pisocopia was born June 5, 1646, at the Palazzo Loredan, Venice; and died July 26, 1684, in Padua, at age 38.

Further biographical details available from the Encyclopedia Britannica (URL: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Elena-Cornaro).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gabrielle E. Forbush, January 1979.
Title
Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia tercentenary celebration collection
Status
completed
Author
Lisette Matano, Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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