Front line of feminism
Varde's old vicarage was built shortly after Varde burned down in 1779. It functioned as an official residence in 1818-89, but had to make way for a new building on the site at the town square. When Varde Vicarage was demolished in 1932, an important centre of…
The pioneering woman from Varde
The vicar's wife from Varde, Nicoline Christine (Line) Luplau (1823-91) was a pioneer of Danish democracy. She was a central figure in the struggle to spread fledgling Danish democracy to include the other half of the population: women. Line Luplau wanted to introduce women's right to vote and be elected to Parliament and local councils. She also became famous for a kind of feud" concerning women's sexuality, as she supported greater sexual freedom, also for women. In 1889, Line Luplau joined forces with teacher Louise Nørlund and together they founded Kvindevalgretsforeningen, a society with the sole purpose of promoting women's right to vote. Line Luplau had a famous daughter, painter Marie Luplau (1848-1925). "
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