Maria Montessori (2770 words)

Erica Moretti (Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY)
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The educator Maria Montessori was born in Chiaravalle (Ancona, Italy) on August 31, 1870. Daughter of Alessandro Montessori (1832–1915), an official of the Ministry of Finance, and Renilde Stoppani (1840–1912), a well-educated young woman, the young Maria Montessori moved to Rome with her family in 1875. There, she pursued a scientific education. Despite her family’s opposition, at the age of twelve Montessori enrolled in the technical school Scuola Regia Tecnica Michelangelo Bonarroti and subsequently attended the scientific high school Regio Istituto Tecnico Leonardo Da Vinci, both in Rome. These were all unconventional choices for a young woman, and Montessori continued in this direction intending to pursue a …

Citation: Moretti, Erica. "Maria Montessori". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 September 2013 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13214, accessed 22 May 2022.]

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