Antoinette Cauvin, known as Madame Sorgue (1864-18 February 1924), was a French anarcho-syndicalist. She was associated with a great many strikes in Europe and travelled widely in France, Portugal, Italy, Wales and England (Hull) and Scotland (speaking in Leith to the Dockers during their strike in 1913).
Sorgue was born in 1864 to the Fourierist doctor and philosopher Joseph-Pierre Durand de Gros.
Sorgue was known as the 'most dangerous woman in Europe' due to her role in spreading the ideas and methods of French syndicalism throughout Britain. In relation to the feminism of the time, Sorgue sided with the anti-parliamentarians and anarchists on the issue of women's suffrage and was a strong critic of marriage and the family. She was an orator and journalist, writing for the Journal des Débats.
In 1914, during the First World War, she was one of a few anarchists to support the war.
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