Anna Maria Van Schurman

Anna Maria Van Schurman

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Anna Maria van Schurman (November 5, 1607-May 4/May 14, 1678) was a German-Dutch painter, engraver, poet and scholar. She was a highly educated woman by seventeenth century standards. She excelled in art, music, and literature, and became proficient in 14 languages including contemporary European languages, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, Aramaic, and Ethiopian. Van Schurman was born in Cologne, a bright daughter of wealthy parents, Frederik of Schurman and Eva von Harff de Dreiborn. At 4 years old she could already read. In 1613 after her father's death she moved to Utrecht with her mother and two aunts. In 1636 she studied as the first female student at the university. Women at that time were not permitted to study at a university, and for the lectures she attended she sat behind a curtain so that the male students could not see her. She had interests in literature and all kinds of sciences, but especially theology. She graduated in law.
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135815180
  • 9786135815184