Maria Montessori

1870 - 1952

Maria Montessori

Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori ( MON-tiss-OR-ee, Italian: [maˈriːa montesˈsɔːri]; August 31, 1870 – May 6, 1952) was an Italian physician and educator best known for the philosophy of education that bears her name, and her writing on scientific pedagogy. At an early age, Montessori broke gender barriers and expectations when she enrolled in classes at an all-boys technical school, with hopes of becoming an engineer. She soon had a change of heart and began medical school at the Sapienza University of Rome, where she graduated – with honors – in 1896. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Montessori has received more than 1,868,617 page views. Her biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 43rd most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Maria Montessori ranks 41 out of 1,005Before her are Democritus, Plutarch, Auguste Comte, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Thomas More, and Michel Foucault. After her are Al-Farabi, Michel de Montaigne, Origen, Al-Ghazali, John Amos Comenius, and Hannah Arendt.

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Among people born in 1870, Maria Montessori ranks 2Before her is Vladimir Lenin. After her are Alfred Adler, Franz Lehár, Adolf Loos, Jean Baptiste Perrin, Christian X of Denmark, Albert Fish, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Jules Bordet, William G. Morgan, and Lavr Kornilov. Among people deceased in 1952, Maria Montessori ranks 1After her are Knut Hamsun, Eva Perón, John Dewey, George VI, Chaim Weizmann, Alexandra Kollontai, Wilm Hosenfeld, Benedetto Croce, Paul Éluard, Walter Schellenberg, and Sven Hedin.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Maria Montessori ranks 48 out of 3,282Before her are Giacomo Casanova (1725), Pope Paul VI (1897), Pope John Paul I (1912), Guglielmo Marconi (1874), Pope Pius XII (1876), and Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598). After her are Fibonacci (1170), Vespasian (9), Umberto Eco (1932), Pope Clement VII (1478), Benedict of Nursia (480), and Mark Antony (-83).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Maria Montessori ranks 3Before her are Niccolò Machiavelli (1469) and Thomas Aquinas (1225). After her are Parmenides (-501), Zeno of Elea (-490), Pliny the Elder (23), Antonio Gramsci (1891), Empedocles (-490), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), Boethius (480), Tommaso Campanella (1568), and Bonaventure (1221).

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