Soteria Aliberty

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Soteria Aliberty (Greek: Σωτηρία Αλιμπέρτη; 1847–1929) was a Greek feminist and educator who founded the first Greek women's association, Ergani Athena (Greek: Εργάνη Αθηνά).

Aliberty founded a school for girls in Romania and wrote biographical sketches of notable Greek women for Women's Newspaper of Athens.[1] Similar activities were being carried out in Greece around the same time by the Ladies' Central Committee and Kalliroi Parren's Union of Greek Women.[2] In 1893, she returned to Athens where she founded Ergani Athena and became editor of the literary journal Pleiades.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Boles, Janet K. and Diane Long Hoeveler. Historical Dictionary of Feminism. Scarecrow Press, 2004, ISBN 0-8108-4946-1
  2. ^ Avdela, E. and Psarra, A. (2005), Engendering 'Greekness': Women's Emancipation and Irredentist Politics in Nineteenth-Century Greece, Mediterranean Historical Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, June 2005, pp. 77. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  3. ^ Jennifer S. Uglow, Frances Hinton, Maggy Hendry (ed.), The Northeastern dictionary of women's biography (3rd edition), UPNE, 1999, ISBN 1-55553-421-X, p.13


  • JS Uglow, F Hinton. The International Dictionary of Women's Biography. Continuum International Publishing Group, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8264-0417-6

Further reading[edit]

  • Stefanidou, Xenia. (2007) "Greek Women in Positions of Power." Paper presented at the Hellenic American Professional Society Annual Meeting. November 4.