Beccari, Gualberta Alaide

FEMINIST, PACIFIST, AUTHOR (ITALY)
BORN 7 May 1842, Padova, Veneto - DIED 1906, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
GRAVE LOCATION Bologna, Emilia-Romagna: Cimitero monumentale della Certosa di Bologna, Via della Certosa 18

Alaide Beccari was the daughter of a civil servant in Padua. Her father joined the uprisings of 1848 against the Austrians and fled to Turin after the revolution failed. Alaide returned to Padua and there she started the journal "La Donna" in 1868. It was written by women and aimed at informing women on many subjects.

After a short stay in Venice she moved to Bologna and took te staff of her journal with her. She was one of the few active feminists in Italy during the 1870s and 1880s. Her play "Un caso di divorzio" ("A Case of Divorce") was performed in 1881. In 1887 bad health forced her to give up the editorship of "La Donna" and she was succeeded by Emilia Mariani. She died in 1906 in Bologna.

Images

The grave of Gualberta Alaide Beccari at the Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, Bologna.
Picture by Androom (19 Feb 2019)

 

Sources
Alaide Gualberta Beccari - Wikipedia
Gualberta Alaide Beccari - Wikipedia


Becher, Johannes Robert

Published: 31 Mar 2019
Last update: 31 Mar 2019