Gualberta Alaide Beccari


Gualberta Alaide Beccari born Padua, Italy May 7, 1842 (d. 1906). Journalist, suffragist, pacifist and feminist; at age 18 founded first Italian women's rights journal La Donna 1868-1891; pioneered advocacy of women and peace 1870.


"I felt myself stirred to rebellion when I learned of some brutal husband who had beaten his wife; and I felt myself. . . painfully humiliated if I heard what happened from the woman herself." (Judith Howard, "Patriot Mothers in Post-Risorgimento" in Berkin & Lovett, eds. Women, War and Revolution, pp. 237-52, 1980; photo