Zsófia Torma, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Zsófia Torma

Hungarian archaeologist

Date of Birth: 26-Sep-1832

Place of Birth: Cristeștii Ciceului, Bistrița-Năsăud County, Romania

Date of Death: 14-Nov-1899

Profession: historian, paleontologist, archaeologist, anthropologist

Nationality: Hungary

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Zsófia Torma

  • Zsófia Torma (September 26, 1832 – November 14, 1899) was a Hungarian archaeologist, anthropologist and paleontologist. Torma was born in Csicsókeresztúr, Beszterce-Naszód County, Austria-Hungary (today Criste?tii Ciceului, Bistri?a-Nasaud County, Romania).
  • She was mostly self-educated.
  • The symbols and scripts on clay objects she found during an excavation in Hunyad County were an archaeological sensation.
  • She also found artifacts of the 6,000- to 7,000-year-old Tordos culture, some of which were covered with Vinca symbols. Her most well-known work, the Ethnographische Analogien, was published in Jena in 1894. Torma had an important role in the founding of the National Museum of Transylvanian History of Kolozsvár (present-day Cluj-Napoca), to which she left her archaeological collection in her will.
  • She was the first female to become an honorary doctor in Kolozsvári m.
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  • Ferencz József Tudomány Egyetem Bölcsészeti kara, what is today Babe?-Bolyai University, on May 24, 1899.
  • She died in Szászváros (present-day Orastie) in 1899.

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