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School named after Blanka Teleki

    Blanka Teleki (Blanka Teleki de Szék) (born Satulung, Romania 3 July 1806 – died 23 October 1862 in Paris, France) was a Hungarian revolutionary and a pioneer advocate for equal rights of women in culture. She became one of the pioneers of Hungarian women’s education. In 1846, she established the first girls’ high-school in Hungary. The school was closed in 1849. Later in the same year she was arrested due to her support for the revolution. Blanka Teleki was released from prison in 1858 and went to Paris where she spent the rest of her life helping Hungarian refugees and promoting the cause of Hungarian nationalists.
    The Teleki Blanka Gimnázium was built in 1873. In 1877, the school became known for its work for women’s education. The school used the name of Queen Elizabeth of Hungary from 1898 and in 1950, it changed its name to Teleki Blanka. The school is one of the oldest schools in the capital city of Hungary.

    Address : Ajtósi Dürer sor 37, 1146, Budapest

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