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  • Doctorate in Philosophy Awarded to a Woman for the First Time (1678)
    on 06/24/2018 at 10:00 pm

    Born to a noble Venetian family, Elena Cornaro Piscopia became the first woman to be awarded a doctorate in philosophy. A child prodigy, Piscopia went on to complete a brilliant course of study at the University of Padua. During her graduation ceremony, she spoke in classical Latin for an hour, explaining passages from Aristotle. She spent the next several […]