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Julieta Lanteri: Google celebrates the 150th anniversary of her birth with a Doodle


She was recognized as the first woman to be able to vote in Argentina and a pioneer in the fight for equal rights in the country.


presents a new animated design, one of its famous


, in commemoration of the birth of one of the great exponents of Argentine feminism:

Julieta Lanteri


Born in Italy on March 22, 1873, she is the founder of the Argentine University Association, along with the first medical university graduate in Argentina, Dr.

Cecilia Grierson


In addition, Lanteri boasts a unique achievement in the country: she was the

first woman to vote

, in 1911. In addition, she is the main founder of the

National Feminist Party

, a political party that sought civil equality before the law for children conceived out of wedlock and the female vote, among other proposals.

Julieta Lanteri's career and activism

In the year 1886, Julieta Lanteri entered the

National College of La Plata

, one of the four dependent institutes of the

National University of La Plata

, something that enabled her to continue her studies at a university level.

In 1891, she decided that her vocation was medicine


but at that time the degree did not allow the participation of female students.

Even so, she Lanteri managed to enter the race by special permission from doctor

Leopoldo Montes de Oca

, creator of the Argentine Medical Association.

Julieta Lanteri was the fifth doctor received in Argentina and she worked mainly, when it came to perfecting her knowledge, at the

Ramos Mejía Hospital


It was in 1906, however, that she began to actively participate in meetings and congresses dedicated to feminism and gender equality.

That year the International Congress of Free Thought

was held

, where she participated in exhibitions with other references such as Sara Justo, Elvira Rawson de Dellepiane and Raquel Camaña.

Lanteri was the creator of the International Women's Congress, in 1910.

In 1910, together with other colleagues, she developed the

International Women's Congress

, which was based in Buenos Aires and was one of the first international feminist events.

But it was the following year that she achieved one of her main requests: the

women's vote


The Municipality of Buenos Aires had summoned citizens to update their data for electoral rolls, but did not mention anything related to sex.

This is why a judge, after she asked to be registered before the courts, upheld that her request was legitimate and allowed her to participate in the elections.

Lanteri voted on

November 26, 1911

in the San Juan Evangelista Parish, in the La Boca neighborhood, making her the first woman to vote in Argentina.

Then she had a

long political career

, together with her aforementioned party, with which she was a candidate for national deputy.

However, her political involvement brought her enemies from conservative sectors, which would end with his


of her in 1932 after a motorist hit her and fled the scene.

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