Estreicherówna Maria

Teacher, writer and translator. Maria was the daughter of Karol, and the sister of Tadeusz and Stanisław. Born and died in Krakow. She studied at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University, was one of the first women to obtain a doctorate in philosophy and was the first doctor of English studies in Poland. Author of the book “The social and moral life of Krakow in the years 1848-1863”. She translated mainly poetry from English, the author of works on the history of revolutionary movements and conspiracies in Krakow in the 19th century. What’s more, she published in the “Rocznik Krakowski”. She was interested in cinematography, she was appreciated for her wide-ranging social activity – especially among young people. During the Nazi occupation, she dealt with the distribution of the underground press.

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