Elena Meissner

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Elena Meissner
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Born 1867
Huși
Died 1940
Nationality Romania

Elena Meissner also called Elena Buznea-Meissner, (born Elena Buznea; 1867–1940) was a Romanian feminist and suffragist. She was the co-founder of the Romanian women's movement organisation Asociația de Emancipare Civilă și Politică a Femeii Române (1918) and its president in 1919.[1]

Life[edit]

Meissner was born in 1867.

She was one of the first female students to attend the University of Iași in the 1880s. In 1905 she married politician Constantin Meissner (1854-1942).[1] In 1918, she co-founded the Asociația de Emancipare Civilă și Politică a Femeii Române alongside Maria Baiulescu, Ella Negruzzi and Calypso Botez.[1] She participated in several international women suffrage congresses as delegate of Romania.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Francisca de Haan; Krasimira Daskalova; Anna Loutfi (2006). Biographical Dictionary of Women's Movements and Feminisms in Central, Eastern, and South Eastern Europe: 19th and 20th Centuries. Central European University Press. pp. 328–330. ISBN 978-963-7326-39-4.

References[edit]

  • Francisca de Haan, Krasimira Daskalova & Anna Loutfi: Biographical Dictionary of Women's Movements and Feminisms in Central, Easterna and South Eastern Europe, 19th and 20th centuries. Central European University Press, 2006
  • George Marcu (coord.), Enciclopedia personalităţilor feminine din România, Editura Meronia, Bucureşti, 2012.