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Federica Montseny

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Federica Montseny

Spanish anarchist, intellectual and Minister of Health during the social revolution that occurred in Spain parallel to the Civil War add

Category: Philosophy

Born in 1905.

Countries: Spain (50%), United States (25%), France (25%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Catalonia, Emma Goldman




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Federica Montseny was born in 1905 add something


In 1912 her parents returned to their native Catalonia and later they established a publishing company especialized in libertarian literature add something


She was influenced by the anarchist sex reform movement, which since the 1920s had focused on reproductive rights, and was minister in 1936 when Dr. Félix Martí Ibáñez, the anarchist director general of Health and Social Assistance of the Generalitat de Catalunya, issued the "Eugenic Reform of Abortion", a decree effectively making abortion on demand legal in Catalonia add something


In 1927 Montseny joined the Federación Anarquista Ibérica add something


In November 1936 Francisco Largo Caballero appointed Montseny as Minister of Health add something


Notably, she was involved in polemics with Emma Goldman, and the recipient of the harsh criticism in Camillo Berneri's open letter of 1937 add something


She moved to France in 1939 where she wrote many books, only a fraction of which were political add something


Although he returned to Spain in 1977, she died on 14 January 1994 in Toulouse, at 88 add something

Federica Montseny died in 1994 add something