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Biographical entry Bentivoglio, Marie



Marie Bentivoglio was a Australian Geographer who achieved many firsts in the science community and contributed greatly to crystallography. In 1922 Marie Bentivoglio won the 1851 Exhibition Science Scholarship to the University of Oxford, making her not only the first Australian female to win any Oxford University Scholarship but also the first female of any nationality to ever win the Exhibition Science Scholarship itself. She was also appointed head of the Department of Geography in 1928 at the University of Sydney. In addition to her work on crystallography Marie Bentivoglio also held multiple lectures and made public comments on Facism in Italy during her lifetime.

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