Monday, June 14, 2010

On June 14

On this day in ...
... 1920 (90 years ago today), Anna Maria Mozzoni (left) died in Rome, Italy, 83 years after her birth in Milan. Through formal and self-education, she studied the works of writers ranging from the ancient historian Plutarch to the 19th C. Frenchwoman whose novels appeared under the pseudonym George Sand. In 1864, Mozzoni herself published a feminist critique of Italian family law. In subsequent years she wrote or cowrote other works, submitted petitions for women's suffrage to her country's parliament, represented her country at international women's meetings, and founded a Milan-based women's organization, Lega promotrice degli interessi femminili. She's "known as the founder of the Women's movement in Italy."

(Prior June 14 posts are here, here, and here.)

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