Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Wiki
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Bio
|Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu was born on 10th November 1887 and died on 25th November 1973. She was one of the world’s first female engineers.|
|Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Age||She was born on 10th November 1887 in Galați, Romania|
|Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Death and Cause||She died on 25th November 1973 (aged 86) of Natural Causes|
|Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Husband||Constantin Zamfirescu – Chemist|
|Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Parents||Atanase Leonida (father) and Matilda Gill (mother)|
|Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Nationality||Romanian|
|Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Occupation||Engineer|
|Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Google Doodle||On 10th November 2018, Google dedicated a doodle to Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu on her 131st Birthday Anniversary|
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Early life and education
Zamfirescu was born in Galați, Romania on 10th November 1887. Her father was Atanase Leonida, a career officer while her mother, Matilda Gill, was the daughter of a French-born engineer. Her brother was the engineers Dimitrie Leonida.
Zamfirescu was rejected by the School of Bridges and Roads in Bucharest due to prejudices against women in the sciences. In 1909 she was accepted at the Royal Academy of Technology Berlin, Charlottenburg. She graduated in 1912, with a degree in engineering. Zamfirescu is accredited for being the world’s first female engineer, but the Irish engineer Alice Perry graduated six years before Zamfirescu in 1906.
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Career
After returning to Romania, Zamfirescu worked as an assistant at the Geological Institute of Romania. During World War I, she joined the Red Cross. It was around this time that she met and married chemist Constantin Zamfirescu, brother of writer Duiliu Zamfirescu.
After the end of World War I, Zamfirescu returned to the Geological Institute. She led several geology laboratories and participated in various field studies, including some that identified new resources of coal, shale, natural gas, chromium, bauxite, and copper. Zamfirescu also taught physics and chemistry.
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Google Doodle
On 10th November 2018, Google dedicated a doodle to Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu on her 131st Birthday Anniversary. Happy Birthday, Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu.
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Later life and death
Zamfirescu retired in 1963, aged 75. She died at the age of 86 on 25th November 1973.
Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu Honors and awards
Zamfirescu was the first woman member of A.G.I.R. (General Association of Romanian Engineers).
A street in Sector 1 of Bucharest bears her name.