Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Biography – Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Wiki
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu was the first female engineer in Romania. She was born on 10 November 1887 in Galați, Romania to Atanase Leonida and Matilda Gill.
After graduating from the Central School of Girls in Bucharest, she earned a baccalaureate from Mihai Viteazul High School. When she applied to the School of Highways and Bridges, she was rejected because of her gender.
Undeterred, she applied to the Royal Technical Academy in Berlin, where one of the deans said she would be better off focusing on “Kirche, kinder, and kuche” (Church, children, and cooking). She persisted in earning her degree in three years to become one of the first woman engineer in Europe.
She became the first female member of A.G.I.R. (General Association of Romanian Engineers), eventually running laboratories for the Geological Institute of Romania. She oversaw numerous Economic Studies analyzing Romania’s supply of natural resources like coal, shale, natural gas, chromium, bauxite and copper.
She also taught physics and chemistry at the Pitar Moş School of Girls as well as at the School of Electricians and Mechanics in Bucharest. In 1993, her legacy was commemorated in Romania’s capital city by naming a street in her honor.
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Age
She was born on 10 November 1887 in Galați, Romania and died on 25 November 1973 in Bucharest, Romania aged 86.
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Parents – Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Family
She was the daughter of Atanase Leonida and Matilda Gill. Her father, Atanase Leonida, was a career officer while her mother, Matilda Gill, was the daughter of a French-born engineer.
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Children
She was a mother of two daughters.
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Cause of Death
Zamfirescu died on 25 November 1973 in Bucharest, Romania aged 86. Her cause of death is unknown.
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Google Doodle
On 10 November 2018, Google Doodle celebrated Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu’s 131st birth anniversary
Once rejected from a school because of her gender, Elisa Zamfirescu became one of the first female engineers in the world & first female member of the General Association of Romanian Engineers.
— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) November 10, 2018