Maria Montessori

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Birthday
31, 1870
Birthplace
Marche, Italy
Death Date
May 6, 1952 (81)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
31, 1870
Birthplace
Marche, Italy
Death Date
May 6, 1952 (81)

About

Educational pioneer who created the Montessori method based on her belief that children are natural learners.

Before Fame

She attended medical school at the University of Rome and worked with mentally disabled children while conducting research through the University's psychiatric clinic.

Trivia

Her Montessori method implements mixed age classrooms that allow children choice and freedom.

Family Life

Her father, Alessandro Montessori, worked as an official for the Ministry of Finance.

Associated With

Alexander Bell was a supporter of her educational method.