Maria Montessori

Italian physician, educator, and innovator

Background information

A physician is a doctors who have completed an extra eight years or more of training after their initial university medical training.


  • Born on August 31,1870, in Chiaravalle, Italy
  • Education University of Rome
  • Occupation Academic, Educator
  • She was the first female physician in Italy 1896
  • Died May 6, 1952 in Noordwijk ann Zee, Netherlands
  • Maria first wanted to have a career as and engineer, she even when to an all boys technical institute when she was 13. Then she changed her mind and wanted to become a doctor.

Doctors who have completed an extra eight years or more of training after their initial university medical training.


  • 1907 she was put in charge of 60 students 1 to 6 years of age
  • 1925 more than 1,000 of her schools opened in America



Quotes


  • Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.
  • We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master.