Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science
“Laura Maria Caterina Bassi of Bologna” (click here for it)
Laura Maria Caterina Bassi (1711-1778) of Bologna, Italy is often identified as being the first woman to earn a doctoral degree and the first to be a university professor (where she eventually became the highest paid member of the faculty)…. Laura Bassi accomplished her work in the realm of science while also being a wife, and mother of eight children… [click here to continue].
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