Maria Montessori

Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.

   – Maria Montessori


born in Chiaravalle, Italy August 31, 1870
died: May 06, 1952
gender: female

Maria Montessori was an Italian physician, educator, philosopher, humanitarian and devout Catholic; she is best known for her philosophy and the Montessori method of education of children from birth to adolescence. Her educational method is in use today in a number of public as well as private schools throughout the world.


9 thoughts on “Maria Montessori

  1. August 31, 1870: The Italian educator Maria Montessori initially trained as a doctor, which was nearly unheard of for women at the time. Montessori education continues to be popular around the world.

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