Emma <I>Hart</I> Willard

Emma Hart Willard

Berlin, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 15 Apr 1870 (aged 83)
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Burial Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 1106 · View Source
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Educator, Social Reformer. A pioneer in Women's Rights and Education, she founded the first College for women, starting in Vermont, later moving it to Troy, New York. The educational standards she introduced influenced many educators to improve their school's curriculum and started the movement to establish co-educational institutions.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 1106
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emma Hart Willard (23 Feb 1787–15 Apr 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1106, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .