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Jane Addams

Social Worker and Nobel Laureate Jane Addams

Profession: Social Worker and Nobel Laureate

United States of America

Biography: Leader in women's suffrage and world peace, and one of the most prominent reformers of the Progressive Era. She helped turn the US to issues of concern to mothers, such as the needs of children, public health, and world peace.

In 1931 she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and is recognized as the founder of the social work profession in the United States.

Born: September 6, 1860
Birthplace: Cedarville, Illinois, USA
Star Sign: Virgo

Died: May 21, 1935 (aged 74)

Historical Events

  • 1931-12-10 Jane Addams named co-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize; 1st American woman Nobel laureate

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