|Cécile Brunschvicg in 1920.|
|Undersecretary of State for national education of France|
5 June 1936 – 21 June 1937
|Prime Minister||Léon Blum|
|Preceded by||Henri Guernut
|Succeeded by||Léo Lagrange|
July 19, 1877
|Died||October 5, 1946
Cécile Brunschvicg ([sesil bʁœ̃svik]), born Cécile Kahn (19 July 1877, Enghien-les-Bains – 5 October 1946, Neuilly-sur-Seine), was a French feminist politician. From the 1920s until her death she was regarded as "the grande dame of the feminist movement" in France.
She was born into a Jewish middle-class, republican family. Her familial environment was not inclined to let women study, especially not when they were over 17. Already a "liberated" woman (for the time), it was her meeting, and subsequent marriage to, Léon Brunschvicg, a feminist philosopher and member of the Ligue des droits de l'homme, that spurred her to feminist activism; she became vice-president of the League of Electors for women's suffrage.
She was named Undersecretary of State for national education in the first Léon Blum government.
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