Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova (1743-1810)

Princess Dashkova’s Memoirs make it possible to follow the important events in her life from her personal perspective. Ekaterina Romanovna Vorontsova was born on 17 March 1743 in St. Petersburg in the family of Count Roman Ilarionovich Vorontsov. At the age of two, she lost Continue Reading

Anna Pavlovna Filosofova (Dyagileva) (1837-1912)

She was descended from the famous and wealthy noble family Dyagilev. She was born on April 5, 1837 in Perm, and was the eldest of the nine children of the family. As a child, she enjoyed freedom, she was cheerful and rebellious. For this reason Continue Reading

Emerging female participation in the public sphere: first women schools, female high schools, access to university: the presentation of the female teacher in the 19 century (Bulgaria)

The first evidences of Bulgarian female education are from the end of the 18th – early 19th century, when the idea still had no social support. At that time, the girls were trained by nuns in few monasteries. (Anastassia Dimitrova) Only in 1841, in occasion Continue Reading

Rada Kirkovitch (1848-1941)

Born in Koprivstitsa, she studied at the primary school in her own village. Graduated at the Female High School in Kiev with scholarship, Kirkovitch had been working in Plovdiv, Pirdop and Koprivstitsa. She was a principal of the First Female High School – Sofia and Continue Reading

Tumarkin Ana Ester (1875 -1951)

She was born in a rich family of jews in Bessarabia. From 1892 she went to Switzerland where she studied at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Berne, in 1895 successfully supported the doctoral thesis on comparative analysis of the philosophical writings of Continue Reading

Natalia Keşcu – Obrenovici (1859-1941)

Natalia was born in Florence in 1859. She remained orphan and raised by her uncle Constantin Moruzi and his wife Princess Catinca. Natalia Keşco, only 16 years old, married Prince Milan Obrenovici in Belgrade’s cathedral on October 17, 1875. On March 6, 1882, Serbia became Continue Reading

Iulia Hașdeu (1869 -1882) – the girl with the golden pen

Iulia Hasdeu was born on November 14, 1869. At 6 years and 7 months, she wrote a novel about the life and deeds of Michael the Brave. At the age of eight she graduated from the primary school, already enjoying French, English and German, and Continue Reading