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Anna Maria van Schurman

1607 - 1678

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Anna Maria van Schurman (November 5, 1607 – May 4, 1678) was a Dutch painter, engraver, poet, classical scholar, philosopher, and feminist writer who is best known for her exceptional learning and her defence of female education. She was a highly educated woman, who excelled in art, music, and literature, and became a polyglot proficient in fourteen languages, including Latin, Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, Aramaic, and Ethiopic, as well as various contemporary European languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anna Maria van Schurman has received more than 127,338 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Anna Maria van Schurman is the 459th most popular painter (down from 429th in 2019), the 1,279th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,139th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular German Painter.

Anna Maria van Schurman was a Dutch scholar and philosopher. She was the first woman to receive a university degree and was a leading figure in the intellectual circles of the Dutch Golden Age. Van Schurman was a gifted linguist and one of the first female academics in the world. She corresponded with the likes of René Descartes, Queen Christina of Sweden, and John Milton.

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Among painters, Anna Maria van Schurman ranks 459 out of 1,421Before her are Parrhasius, Jan Lievens, Bernard van Orley, Heinz Linge, Joseph Wright of Derby, and Dirck van Baburen. After her are Anselm Feuerbach, Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, Jan van Scorel, Frederic Edwin Church, and Hans Burgkmair.

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Among people born in 1607, Anna Maria van Schurman ranks 5Before her are Michiel de Ruyter, John Harvard, Madeleine de Scudéry, and Jan Lievens. After her are Zhu Yousong, Infante Carlos of Spain, Antoine Gombaud, Wenceslaus Hollar, Paul Gerhardt, Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, and Nicolas Henri, Duke of Orléans. Among people deceased in 1678, Anna Maria van Schurman ranks 4Before her are Jacob Jordaens, Jan Brueghel the Younger, and Wu Sangui. After her are Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, François Pierre La Varenne, Louis VI, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Karel Dujardin, Catherine Charlotte de Gramont, Antoine III de Gramont, Christoph Bernhard von Galen, and Caesar van Everdingen.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Anna Maria van Schurman ranks 1,279 out of 6,142Before her are Johann Peter Eckermann (1792), Samuel Scheidt (1587), George, Duke of Saxony (1471), Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans (1426), Dagmar of Bohemia (1186), and Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1741). After her are Anselm Feuerbach (1829), Constantin Carathéodory (1873), Beno Gutenberg (1889), Hermann Kolbe (1818), Frederick I, Margrave of Meissen (1257), and Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard (1942).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Anna Maria van Schurman ranks 42Before her are Wilhelm Busch (1832), Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876), Karl Schmidt-Rottluff (1884), Veit Stoss (1450), Erich Heckel (1883), and Heinz Linge (1913). After her are Anselm Feuerbach (1829), Hans Burgkmair (1473), Wolf Vostell (1932), Michael Wolgemut (1434), Hannah Höch (1889), and Joos van Cleve (1485).