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Susan Blow

Educator and Kindergarten Director Susan Blow

Full Name: Susan Elizabeth Blow
Profession: Educator and Kindergarten Director

United States of America

Biography: Known as the "Mother of the Kindergarten," Blow opened the first successful public Kindergarten in the United States.

By the time of her death in 1916, more than 400 cities had kindergartens in the public schools.

Born: June 7, 1843
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: March 27, 1916 (aged 72)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Historical Events

  • 1873-08-26 First free kindergarten in the U.S. started by Susan Blow in Carondelet, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri

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