Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori (/ˌmɒntɪˈsɔːri/ 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 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, becoming one of the first women to attend medical school in Italy; she graduated with honors in 1896. Her educational method is in use today in many public and private schools globally.

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Maria Tecla Artemisia Montessori

(1870-08-31)August 31, 1870
DiedMay 6, 1952(1952-05-06) (aged 81)
Noordwijk, South Holland, Netherlands
Resting placeNoordwijk, Netherlands
EducationUniversity of Rome La Sapienza Medical School
  • Physician
  • educator
Known forFounder of the Montessori method of education

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