germaine greer

Born on January 29, 1939, Germaine Greer is an Australian writer and public intellectual who is regarded as one of the major voices of the second-wave feminist movement in the latter of the 20th century. She is a liberation rather than equally feminist whose goal is not equality with men, which she sees as assimilation and “agreeing to live the lives of unfree men”. For more information, read the article below.

germaine greer

Before Fame: She attended University of Melbourne (BA), University of Sydney (MA), and Newnham College, Cambridge (PhD).

Family/ Relationships

Germaine Greer Ethnicity/Religion

Born in Melbourne, she was born eldest of three children to Eric Reginald Greer Margaret Mary Lafrank.

Germaine Greer Affair/Married/Husband

She was married to Paul du Feu (1968). They divorced in 1973. For more information, visit her twitter.

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Germaine Greer
  • Nicknames: Germaine
  • Birthday: January 29, 1939
  • Age: 79 years old
  • Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Current Residence: Great Chesterford, Essex, England
  • Education: University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, Newnham College
  • Profession: Writer, Public intellectual
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Ethnicity/Race: White
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Zodiac: Aquarius
  • Spouse/Wife:  Paul du Feu (m. 1968; div. 1973)
  • Children: Not Available
  • Net Worth: Not Available


  • Height: Not Available
  • Weight: Not Available
  • Feet Size: Not Available
  • Dress Size: Not Available
  • Shoe Size: Not Available

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • She was briefly held hostage in her own home in April 2000.
  • She decided to remain in England after becoming a member of Newnham College, an all-women’s constituent of the University of Cambridge.
  • Germaine began writing regularly for the London magazine Oz, under the pen name Dr. G.
  • Germaine is emeritus professor at the University of Warwick in English Literature and Comparative Studies (2015).\
  • She does not believe in writing biographies of living women, as history is still being written.\
  • She used her Commonwealth Scholarship to fund her University of Cambridge doctorate in 1964.

Memorable Quotes:

Is it too much to ask that women be spared the daily struggle for superhuman beauty in order to offer it to the caresses of a subhumanly ugly mate?

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