Year: 1990 Source: Proceedings of the Pavese Society Newsletter, v.2, (1990), p.63-68 SIEC No: 19900580

This article provides a biography of the Russian scientist, Vladimir Kovlaevskii (1842-1883). Vladimir married Sofia Korvin-Krukovskaia. She became the 1st woman in the world to receive a doctorate in mathematics. Despite their education, they had diffuculty finding jobs. They became bankrupt, & had to sell their possessions. All this left Vladimir distraught, withdrawn, & sometimes incoherent. Sofia left him, & 2 years later, he killed himself. (VM)