Charlotta Liljenroth

Charlotta Aurora Liljenroth, (fl.1780), was one of the first girls in Sweden to attend a gymnasium.

Biography

Charlotta Liljenroth was a daughter of professor Johan Liljenroth, lecturer in the gymnasium of Visingsö. She was accepted as a pupil after having excelled in a test were she gave proof of high academic knowledge in sciences and Latin. She was formally accepted as a student at the gymnasium at Visingsö 8 December 1780. The same term, she gave a public speech in front of the school and several other important guests on the return of King Gustav III from his travels in foreign countries and on the birth of the crown prince.

Charlotta Liljenroth was not the only one of these exceptions. She was, in fact, not even the first one. In 1644, Ursula Agricola from Strassburg was accepted as a student at Visingsö gymnasium, followed in 1645 by Maria Jonae Palmgren from Grenna at the same school. Hedvig Eleonora Beata Klingenstierna, (b.1660) taught Latin at the Gymnasium of Linköping in latin, and Erika Liebman (1738-1803), the daughter of a professor at the University of Lund, was allowed to attend the classes and became widely known both in Sweden and other countries as a "learned lady".

See also

* Elena Cornaro Piscopia
* Sophia Elisabet Brenner
* Christina Roccati

Sources

* http://runeberg.org/sqvinnor/0266.html
* http://runeberg.org/sqvinnor/0243.html
* http://runeberg.org/sqvinnor/0265.html


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  • Clara Aurora Liljenroth — (7 June 1772 – 28 February 1836) was one of the first women in Sweden to attend a gymnasium. Liljenroth was born at Visingsö, Sweden, a daughter of professor Sven Peter Liljenroth, lecturer in the gymnasium of Visingsö. She was accepted as a… …   Wikipedia

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