Marjan Schwegman

Marjan Schwegman is Senior Lecturer in Cultural History at the University of Maastricht. In addition, she is Special Professor of Women’s History at the University of Utrecht. Her publications include a biography of the 19th-century Italian feminist Gualberta Beccari, and biographical articles on Giuseppe Mazzini and Cesare Lombroso.

Maria Montessori 1870-1952

Maria Montessori 1870-1952

Kind van haar tijd, vrouw van de wereld

(Amsterdam University Press, 1999, 256 pages)

Maria Montessori was one of the most important educational reformers of the twentieth century. Primarily through her own efforts she was able to make her method into a world-wide success. This biography contains new material about Montessori’s illegitimate son and about her longstanding relationship with the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

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