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Adelberger of Lombardy (fl. 760) was among several lay medical women who was taught by the historian Paul of Lombardy (720–800), a Benedictine monk from Como. Adelberger was the daughter of Desiderius (ruled 756–774).[1][2] Very little information about Adelberger survives today.[1]


Adelberger is a featured figure on Judy Chicago's installation piece The Dinner Party as one of the 999 names on the Heritage Floor.[3]


  1. ^ a b Ogilvie, Marilyn (2000). Harvey, Joy (ed.). The biographical dictionary of women in science pioneering lives from ancient times to the mid-20th century. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0203801458.
  2. ^ Hurd-Meade, Kate Campbell (1938). A history of women in medicine : from the earliest times to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Haddam Press.
  3. ^ "Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: The Dinner Party: Heritage Floor: Adelberger". Retrieved 9 January 2013.