A Spanish mother raised her child to be woman of the future feminism

A Spanish mother raised her child to be woman of the future feminism

Did you know that During the First Wave of Feminism a Spanish mother raised her child to be the Woman of the Future she spoke 6 languages when eight years old, finished Law School at 17 and then her mother shot her to death.

 

Hildegart was conceived in Ferrol by Aurora Rodríguez Carballeira and an undisclosed biological father chosen by her mother with eugenesical intentions. When she was sure she was pregnant, she moved to Madrid, where Hildegart was born. Aurora set a clock to wake her up every hour so that she changed position and blood irrigated the fetus uniformly.

Her birth certificate and baptism act says: Hildegart Leocadia Georgina Hermenegilda Maria del Pilar Rodriguez Carballeira, but she only used her first name. In spite of Aurora’s atheism and opposition to birth registration, she baptised (late) the girl on 23 March and registered on 29 April. Her mother used to explain that Hildegart meant “Garden of Wisdom” in German, but there’s no basis to that, the name was either an invention or the misspelled German name Hildegard (Heroic virgin, who gives shelter in war).

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According to later research by Rosa Cal, her father was a brilliant military chaplain, Alberto Payás.

In June 1928, at age 13½, Hildegart enrolled in the School of Law of the Complutense University of Madrid. She later gave lessons at its School of Philosophy during the Second Spanish Republic

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