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Cotta, Alix von (1842–1931), promoter of women's higher education

Rita McWilliams Tullberg

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/58472

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Cotta, Alix von (1842–1931), promoter of women's higher education, was born in Brunswick, the eldest of three daughters of Carl Berhard von Cotta (1808–1879) and Ilsabe Ida von Orges (1812–1902). She grew up in Freiberg, Saxony, where her father was professor of geology at the internationally renowned mining academy there. Her mother was 'gifted and charming' with a 'wide range of sympathies and interests' (...

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Subjects: Education ; Social and Cultural History ; Gender and Politics ; History of Gender and Sexuality

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