Louise Latsky

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Biographical information

Synopsis:

Author and zoologist, first women to recieve a doctorate from Stellenbosch University

First name: 
Louise
Last name: 
Latsky
Date of birth: 
22-October-1901
Location of birth: 
Carnarvon, Northern Cape,South Africa
Date of death: 
08-November-1980
Location of death: 
Cape Town,South Africa

Latsky was an author and zoologist. She studied at the University of Stellenbosch, and was the first woman to be awarded a doctorate at this university. She later lectured at Potchefstroom University College and did research. She died in 1980.


References:
• E.J. Verwey (ed), New dictionary of South African biography. Pretoria, 1995, pp 129-130

Last updated : 29-May-2018

This article was produced for South African History Online on 17-Feb-2011