Laura Bassi (1711-1778): First Female Professor — The History & Art Girl

Portrait of Laura Bassi: Carlo Vandi, eighteenth century. Wikimedia Commons: find the original here.

Who Is Laura Bassi?

Note from Sunnyside: This fascinating post by The History and Art Girl introduces the 18th Century Italian, Laura Bassi – experimental physicist, professor, wife, and mother –  and the second woman in recorded history to earn a PhD.  Bravo!

The last couple of weeks I’ve been doing some reading about women travelling in Europe during the eighteenth century, and I came across a reference in letters sent between the Countesses of Pomfret and Hertford detailing the Countess of Pomfret, Henrietta […]

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