Jenny Poinsard d'Hericourt
1809-1875
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Jenny Poinsard d'Hericourt was a multidisciplinary scholar who worked for women's rights and participation in France's civil society. At the age of 61 she moved to the United States where she was a practicing midwife.

Chronology:

1809 - born in Besancon into a Protestant family.

1844 - published a novel, Le Fils du Reprouve under the pseudonymn, Feliz Lamb.

1848 - organized women to work for womens civil liberty. They published Société pour l'émancipation des femmes in March of that year.

1850 - studied homeopathic medicine and later obstetrics in Paris

1860 - published A Woman's Philosophy of Woman; or Woman Affranchised an Answer to Michelet, Proudhon, Girardin, Legouve, Comte, and Other Innovators

1863 - 1873 - lived in the USA; practices midwifery in Chicago

1875 -Jenny Poinsard d'Hericourt dies.

Works:

1860 A Woman's Philosophy of Woman; or Woman Affranchised. an Answer to Michelet, Proudhon, Girardin, Legouve, Comte, and Other Modern Innovators

To read this work go to: A Woman's Philosophy of Woman; or Woman Affranchised, an Answer to Michelet, Proudhon, Giradin, Legoive, Comte and Other Modern Innovators.

Secondary sources:

There is a biography by Karen Offen available online.


This page was updated on October 24, 2014.

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