Did you know: First French woman to get a degree

First woman to get the bac Julie Victoire Daubié in 1861

Julie Victoire Daubié was the first woman to be awarded a degree in France.

The first woman to get the baccalauréat and then a degree in France was Julie Victoire Daubié, born in Lorraine in 1824. She had to fight hard to persuade the education authorities to take her seriously and she did it in a positive effort to improve conditions for women.

She was born at the Manufacture Royale at Bains-les-Bains, which was an ironworks, and is now open to the public as an ...

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