09 January 2020 09:02
Bertha von Suttner was honoured in the Google Doodle today Bertha Felicitas Sophie Freifrau von Suttner was an Austrian-Bohemian pacifist and novelist. She was was born Countess Bertha Kinsky in Prague in 1843. Sir William Ramsay: Who was chemist in today's Google Doodle? Herbert Kleber: Who was pioneer psychiatrist in today's Google doodle? She faced hostility from Austria's high aristocracy from a young age, as her parents' marriage was highly contentious.
Her father came from the noble Kinsky family but her mother's family was of a lower social status. She was a keen student as a child, studying music and languages - being proficients in French, English and Italian. An accomplished pianist and singers, she was introduced to intellectualism by her cousin Elvira and studied literature and philosophy as a child.