When did the feminist movement began?
The wave formally began at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 when three hundred men and women rallied to the cause of equality for women. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (d. 1902) drafted the Seneca Falls Declaration outlining the new movement’s ideology and political strategies.
Who was Europe’s first feminist?
Christine de Pizan was a prolific author who wrote a history of famous women and is now remembered as Europe’s first feminist. 3. Isabella d’Este was the most famous Renaissance woman. Her life illustrates that being a patron of the arts was most socially acceptable role for a well-educated Renaissance woman.
Who started women’s rights in Europe?
France and Women’s Suffrage
Yet in France, the country whose revolution had first connected notions of citizenship with women’s rights, it would be another two decades — at the end of yet another war — before the government of liberated France finally took the step.