Døtreskolen af 1791

Døtreskolen af 1791 ("Daughter School of 1791") was a girls' school active in Copenhagen, Denmark from 1791 until 1899. It is considered one of the first schools in Denmark to give secondary education to females. [1] Several well known people were students at Døtreskolen, including the educational pioneer Annestine Beyer.[2]

HistoryEdit

The school was founded on 12 September 1791.[3] The first serious secondary school for girls (as opposed to finishing schools) in Copenhagen had been J. Cl. Todes Døtreskole, founded in 1787, but the parents had been so discontented with it that they had closed it down in 1791 by removing their daughters from it.

The parents of the former students of the closed school, belonging principally to the Copenhagen merchant class, formed a society which started the Døtreskolen af 1791. The students were given education in scientific subjects after the pattern of boys' schools, which made it a pioneer institution.[4]

Until the 1840s, when a large number of secondary girls' schools were founded in Denmark, there were only three schools in Copenhagen to provide secondary education to females, of which this was the oldest.[1]

In 1846 another pioneer institution for women's education in Denmark, the Den højere Dannelsesanstalt for Damer, was founded in the same building and shared localities with the school for the first period of its existence.

LocationEdit

The building was based at Østergade matr No. 34 (same building as Efterslægtselskabet) in 1794. In 1839-43, it was based at Store Købmagergade 53 om Grimand's Quarter. In 1844-49, it was based at Pilestræde No. 84 in Købmager Quarter. In 1850-52, ot was based at Borgergade in Sct. Ann' West Quarter. In 1853-68, it was based at Vingårdsstræde Np- 133 in the East Quarter.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Adda Hilden (1987) Da kvinder lærte at lære (Fortid og Nutid)
  2. ^ Adda Hilden. "Annestine Beyer (1795 - 1884)". (Dansk kvinnobiografisk lexikon). Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  3. ^ Døtreskolen i København af 1791 (1791-1899) (Københavns Stadsarkiv)
  4. ^ "Pigeskoler - mest i København - i årene 1880-1900". Historien om Alice og Asmus. Retrieved November 1, 2018.

Other sourcesEdit

Related readingEdit

  • Realskolen gennem 200 år. Danmarks Privatskoleforening, 2010. bl.a.Bd.2 s.82ff.
  • Sources in Copenhagen Local Historic Archives