10 Facts about Maria Montessori

Post On: May 27, 2017
By: Agustina

Let us find out the interesting information about the Italian physician and educator on Facts about Maria Montessori. She was born on 31st August 1870 and died on 6th May 1952.  Montessori contributed to the field of education where she created scientific writing on pedagogy and philosophy on education. A number of private and public schools in the world apply the education method developed by Montessori. Below is the complete information about Montessori.

Facts about Maria Montessori 1: the birthplace and parents

The birthplace of Montessori was located in Chiaravalle, Italy. Renilde Stoppani was the mother of Maria who received a great deal of education during the period. Renilde was known as great-niece of Antonio Stoppani. He was known as a paleontologist and geologist from Italy. Alessandro Montessori was the father of Maria who worked as an official for the Ministry of Finance.

Facts about Maria Montessori 2: education

Maria did not have any mentor who formally taught her. However, she was encouraged by her mother. On the other hand, her father did not support her intention to have higher education.

Maria Montessori Facts

Maria Montessori Facts

Facts about Maria Montessori 3: secondary school

Maria was enrolled to Regia Scuola Tecnica Michelangelo Buonarroti at the age of 13. She learned various subjects such as sciences, geography, history, accounting, geometry, algebra, arithmetic and Italian.

Facts about Maria Montessori 4: higher education

Montessori was enrolled to tute Regio Istituto Tecnico Leonardo da Vinci at the age of 16. She studied various subjects like zoology, botany, physics, geography, mathematics and many more.

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Facts about Maria Montessori 5: medicine

Montessori decided to focus on medicine even though she had a certificate in mathematics and physics.

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori

Facts about Maria Montessori 6: diploma

In 1892, she was capable to obtain diploma di licenza from University of Rome. In 1893, she met the requirement to follow a medical program from the university. However, some professors and medical students discouraged her for she was a woman.

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Facts about Maria Montessori 7: an academic prize

During her first year in the university, Montessori was awarded with an academic prize.

Facts about Maria Montessori 8: an expert

Montessori was an expert of pediatric medicine after she was employed in emergency service and pediatric consulting room.

Facts about Maria Montessori

Facts about Maria Montessori

Facts about Maria Montessori 9: a doctor of medicine

Montessori was a doctor of medicine during her graduation from University of Rome in 1896.

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Facts about Maria Montessori 10: employment

After her graduation, she had a private practice after being an assistant at University hospital.

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