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Louise Otto-Peters: Writer and Women's R ...

Louise Otto-Peters: Writer and Women's Rights Activist

Mar 28, 2022

Louise Otto-Peters was born on March 26th, 1819 into a wealthy family. She was a writer and journalist, often publishing under the name "Otto Stern", but had to live mostly of her inheritance.

She advocated for women's rights, like the right to a (higher) education and the right to work for a living. But she was also concerned about the working conditions of workers, especially women workers.

During the Revolution 48/49, she published the "Frauen-Zeitung" (women newspaper) which was first censored, then banned.

After marrying August Peters, they moved to Leipzig where Otto-Peters founded with three other activists the "Leipziger Frauenbildungsverein" (Women's Education Association of Leipzig). The same year (1865), they founded the General German Womens' Association (Allgemeiner Deutscher Frauenverein).

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