Jeanne Deroin


Jeanne Deroin born Paris, France December 31, 1805 (d. 1894). Feminist pioneer and Saint Simonian socialist. Revolutionary leader, 1848. First woman to run for national office, 1849. Imprisoned for socialist views, 1851.


In politics the opinion of women, whether their inclinations are republican or aristocratic, can be thought of as love and peace. . . They all agree in wishing that a politics of peace and work would replace the selfish politics that incite men to destroy one another.” (Jean Scott, Only Paradoxes, p. 77; sketch nueva tribuna)