Auclert, Hubertine

BORN 10 Apr 1848, Saint-Priest-en-Murat, Allier - DIED 4 Aug 1914, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 48, ligne 01)

Hubertine Auclert lived in a convent after her father died. She left it in 1869 and moved to Paris. There Maria Deraisms and Léon Richter inspired her to become active in feminism and she became Richer's secretary. After her life in the Catholic convent she was now very anticlerical. She demanded the right for women to run for public office and in 1876 she founded the Société le droit des femmes that changed its name to Société le suffrage des femmes in 1883.

In 1878 the International Congress on Women's Rights was held in Paris but it didn't support women's suffrage. In 1880 she started a tax revolt, stating that if women weren't allowed to vote they also shouldn't pay taxes. In 1881 she started her newspaper La Citoyenne and Marie Bashkirtseff wrote several articles for it. In 1884 divorce was legalized by the French government, but she protested against the lack of rights that the law granted to women.

In 1887 she married her former legal advisor Antonin Lévrier and in 1888 she moved to Algeria with him. They stayed their for four years, but then her husband died and she returned to Paris. Now she also pleaded for more rights for Arab women and she denounced the influence of French colonialism. Towards the end of her life women's rights had improved to a certain extent but she continued to demand total equality. She died in Paris in 1914.

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The grave of Hubertine Auclert at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2018)


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Published: 12 Sep 2020
Last update: 12 Sep 2020