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Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Margarete Forchhammer

b. 1863, Ålborg, Denmark; d. 1955, exact location uncertain

The correct name of this person is HENNI FORCHHAMMER.

Henni Forchhammer, the first woman to address the Danish Parliament, founded the Danish National Council of Women in 1899, which became the institutional base for the suffrage struggle. She served as vice-president of the International Council of Women (ICW), and was one of three women to occupy a seat in the League of Nations (the others were with Kristine Bonnevie of Norway and Anna Bugge Wicksell of Sweden).