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Square named after Ottilie Wilhelmine Roederstein

    Ottilie Wilhelmine Roederstein (b. Zürich, Switzerland, 1859 – d. 1937, Hofheim am Taunus, Germany) was a German-Swiss painter. For a woman, training as a painter would have gone against contemporary social conventions. Her mother was especially opposed to her wishes, but persistence eventually won over her father and, finally, she was allowed to study. She was the long-time companion of Elisabeth Winterhalter, one of the first female doctors in Germany. She never lost track of her Swiss roots, however, and became an Honorary Citizen of Zürich in 1902. In 1908, she and her partner helped to create the Schillerschule, Frankfurt’s first school for girls.

    Address : Ottilie-Roederstein-Platz, Hattersheim am Main

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