German heroines to inspire you on International Women's Day
With International Women's Day coming up on Sunday March 8th, it's time to look back through history at some of the women who helped make Germany what it is today - and made sure their sisters and daughters had a seat at the table.
Dorothea Erxleben – the first female medical doctor in Germany, Erxleben fought to be granted the right to study by publishing a tract on how housekeeping and childbirth usually prevented women from attending university. Eventually allowed to attend Halle University by Emperor Frederick the Great in 1741, she went on to treat poor people after qualifying. But it wasn't until 1899 that women could officially become doctors in the German Empire.