Helene Lange

Prename: Helene
Surname: Lange
Profession: Teacher, women's rights advocate
Birthday: 04/09/1848
Place of birth: Oldenburg
Date of death: 05/13/1930
Place of death: Berlin
Education: 1866 au pair at a boarding school in Petit Château, Alsace; private studies in philosophy, literature, history of religion, history, and classical languages; 1871 teaching qualification in Berlin
Career: Until 1891 teacher at private girls’ schools; from 1889 secondary-level (from 1893 high school level) courses for women preparing to sit the final high school examinations (*Abitur*) externally in Berlin; from 1893 edits the journal *Die Frau*; 1906 contributes to the Prussian reform of girls’ schooling; 1914–18 supports the National Women’s Service; 1920 founds the Women’s School of Social Work in Hamburg with Gertrud Bäumer; 1923 honorary doctorate in political science, Tübingen University; 1928 Prussian State Medal
Memberships: 1872 Association of German Women Teachers and Educators (Verein deutscher Lehrerinnen und Erzieherinnen); 1890 founding member, from 1893 board member, General German Association of Women Teachers (ADLV); from 1894 board member, Federation of German Women’s Associations (BDF); 1908 German Free-minded Party (DFP), 1919 Hamburg city councilor for the German Democratic Party (DDP); until 1921 president of the General Association of German Women (ADF)
Biographical literature: Angelika Schaser, *Helene Lange und Gertrud Bäumer. Eine politische Lebensgemeinschaft* (Cologne: Böhlau, 2000); [*Neue Deutsche Biographie*,“Helene Lange” ](http://www.deutsche-biographie.de/sfz47917.html)
Major works: *Handbuch der Frauenbewegung*, 5 vols (ed. with Gertrud Bäumer; Berlin: Moeser, 1901–06); *Die Frau. Monatsschrift für das gesamte Frauenleben unserer Zeit* (ed. with Gertrud Bäumer; 1893–1924)