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Google Doodle Honors Elena Cornaro Piscopia 373rd Birthday,1st Woman To Receive PhD



Google Doodle Honors Elena Cornaro Piscopia 373rd Birthday,1st Woman To Receive PhD: Details, Highlights

Today on 5th June 2019, Google Doodle celebrates the Italian philosopher and theologian Elena CornaroPiscopia 373rd birth anniversary. 

Elena Cornaro Piscopia was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. at the age of 32 years and throughout her lifetime, had learned several languages, subjects and the use of many musical instruments. 

Elena Cornaro Piscopia was born in Italy's Venice on 5th June 1646.

Elena Cornaro Piscopiaparents was encouraged by her parents to learn Greek and Latin languages. Also, she learned the languages of Hebrew, Spanish, French, and Arabic.

Elena Cornaro Piscopia studied the use of several musical instruments like the harpsichord, clavichord, harp, and violin.  

Elena Cornaro Piscopia also studied mathematics and astronomy but was more inclined in theology and philosophy. 

Elena Cornaro Piscopia enrolled at the University of Padua in 1672 after becoming the president of the Venetian society Accademia dei Pacifici.

Elena Cornaro Piscopia died on 26th July 1684 (38-years-old) at Padua in the Republic of Venice.

Today Google's Doodle illustrated Elena Cornaro Piscopia image as a wreath of laurel was placed on her head, with a gold ring on her finger, a book of philosophy in her hand and an ermine cape on her shoulders.


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