The Life of Sofia Kovalevskaya

Events

Born

January 15, 1850

Teaches herself trigonometry

1864

Marries and leaves Russia to study in Germany

1869

Receives a doctorate in mathematics

1874

Returns to Russia

1875

Gives lectures in Stockholm

1883

Wins the Prix Bordin from French Academy of Sciences

1888

Publishes the book The Nihilist Girl

1890

Dies

February 1891