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Emma Willard

Born: Feb 23, 1787

Death: Apr 15, 1870

Birthplace: Berlin

Nationality: United States

Emma Willard

Date of Birth : Feb 23, 1787
Date of Death : Apr 15, 1870
Birth Place : Berlin

Emma Hart Willard was an American women's rights activist who dedicated her life to education. She worked in several schools and founded the first school for women’s higher education, the Troy Female Seminary in Troy, New York. With the success of her school, Willard was able to travel across the country and abroad, to promote education for women. The Troy Female Seminary was renamed the Emma Willard School in 1895 in her honor.

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