Anne Beffort (1880-1966)
Anne Beffort was born on 4 July 1880 in Neudorf to a family of 10 children. The father was a gardener in Clausen (where young Anne got to know Robert Schuman). She died on 20 July 1966 in Davos (CH).
Holder of a teaching certificate, Anne Beffort began teaching at a primary school. This allowed her to put aside some modest savings, suffi cient though to pursue her aim: university studies. After receiving a subsidy from the Luxembourg government, she enrolled first at Münster, then at the Sorbonne. She was a student of professor Gustave Lanson, and the first Luxembourger to present a doctoral thesis, entitled “Alexandre Soumet, his life, his works (1908)”.
Upon her return to Luxembourg, Anne Beffort was asked by Aline Mayrisch to participate in the creation of the first public school for young girls. Anne Beffort taught French in this school which bears the name Robert Schuman and which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2010. She was relieved from her duties by the German occupier during World War II.
Anne Beffort published numerous articles in the daily press and in Luxembourg magazines, sensitizing public opinion on French-Luxembourg cultural relations.
In 1937, she was the co-founder of the Friends of the Victor Hugo House Association in Vianden. She chaired this association until her death. Anne Beffort passed away in Davos in 1966 at the age of 86. Her ashes are kept at the Fetschenhof cemetery in Luxembourg.
Since 2003 the “Anne Beffort” prize is awarded each year by the Town of Luxembourg to a person or organisation working in the domain of equal opportunity between men and women.
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