emma willard

Willard

[wil-erd]
noun
1.
Emma (Hart) 1787–1870, U.S. educator and poet.
2.
Frances Elizabeth Caroline, 1839–98, U.S. educator, reformer, and author.
3.
Jess, 1883–1968, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1915–19.
4.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “hardy” and “will.”
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emma willard

American educator whose work in women's education, particularly as founder of Troy Female Seminary, spurred the establishment of high schools for girls and of women's colleges and coeducational universities.

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