Probst, Netty

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Probst, Netty Gender: F
Antoinette Probst
born on 8 May 1903 at 16:30 (= 4:30 PM )
Place Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 49n36, 6e09
Timezone LMT m6e09 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°53' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 12°21 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 16°27'


Luxembourg's first female lawyer who often defended females and handled divorce cases. In 1939, she proved that the common practice to fire a female teacher after marriage was illegal.

She was the daughter of the lawyer and social democrat Jean-Pierre Probst, and graduated in law at the university. When she was to pass the qualifications as a lawyer in 1927, she was initially refused because of her gender. After protests from her male colleagues, however, she was allowed to pass, which is regarded as a great victory in the history of gender equality in Luxembourg.

Probst died on 28 October 1990, aged 87, in Luxembourg City.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate (acte n° 184) provided by Sy Scholfield. Death data in Margin.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney (Lawyer)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Luxembourg's first female lawyer)