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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Venice Fun fact of the day: Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia.

Venice Fun fact of the day:
The first woman to graduate in the world was Venetian: Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia. She was the first woman in the world to receive a university degree of any kind! Elena Lucrezia Cornaro, a member of a noble Venetian family, received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1678 from the University of Padua, Italy. It was an accomplishment unparalleled for the time.
You can find a small plaque remembering her on a wall of the building where she was born on the Grand Canal (now the town hall of Venice),
Happy day and love,
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