Who was Maria Montessori ?

A doctor

Doctor Maria Montessori was born on August 31, 1870 in Chiaravalle, near Ancona.

In 1896 she became the first female doctor in Italy. This was a great event since until then, medicine was reserved for men. During her studies, doctor Maria Montessori had to do her dissection and anatomy exercises alone on the corpses at night, because the men were embarrassed to have a woman at their side. Her own father was against the fact that she was studying medicine (while her mother encouraged her!). Maria Montessori finished brilliantly her studies by obtaining the mention “excellent”. She was therefore a precursor of the fight for parity.