Hubertine Auclert, born April 10, 1848, was a leading French feminist and champion of women's suffrage. <br> She was born in Alliers, Auvergne, in central France, and when she turned 21, she moved to Paris. where she became acquainted with Maria Deraismes and others who wanted to run the women's struggle.
In 1876, Hubertine started the organization Société le droit des femmes (Women's Rights Society). Among other things, they pushed for women to be educated, financially independent and entitled to divorce. In addition, they ran (at Hubertine's initiative) a campaign that women should not have to pay taxes - as long as they were not allowed to vote.
In France Hubertine Auclert is of course still known, but given the great fact that she still seems to have been the first in the world to call herself a feminist and called the women's struggle feminism, she is otherwise very unknown nowadays.