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School named after Carolina Michaëlis

    Carolina Wilhelma Michaëlis de Vasconcelos OSE (b. Berlin, German Empire, 1851 – d. 1925, Porto, Portugal) was a literary critic, writer, lexicographer, and university professor, who was the first woman to teach at a Portuguese university, at the University of Coimbra, and one of the first two to enter the Academy of Sciences. She was also very important as a mediator between Portuguese and German culture. She was one of the first women in Portugal who were concerned with women’s subordinate status and in particular about improving the educational opportunities for « Women in Portugal ».

    Address : Carolina Michaëlis Secondary School, R. da Infanta Dona Maria 137, 4050-350 Oporto, Portugal

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