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June 5, 1646

Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia Philosopher and first woman in the world to receive a Ph.D. degree is born.

Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, also Helen Cornaro was a Venetian philosopher of noble descent, who was one of the first women to receive an academic degree from a university and in 1678 she became the first woman in the world to receive a Ph.D. degree.

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Link to Photo Credit: Elena Cornero Piscopia

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