Who Was Alice von Hildebrand? The Privilege of Being a Woman Author Dies Aged 98

Who Was Alice von Hildebrand? The Privilege of Being a Woman Author Dies Aged 98

The American theologian of Belgian origin Alice von Hildebrand has died after a brief illness. She was the widow of the famous German theologian Dietrich von Hildebrand, described as ‘the Doctor of the Church of the 20th Century’.

Alice von Hildebrand, Catholic philosopher, theologian and champion of the traditional Mass, died 14 January 2022, at her home after a short illness at 98.

On March 11, 1923, Alice Jourdain was born in Brussels, Belgium. She was the widow of the influential Catholic philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand.

Who Was Alice von Hildebrand? Age Details Explored

Alice von Hildebrand died at the age of 98 due to a brief illness. She was born on March 11 1923, in Belgium.

She was known as “Lily” to her friends; she moved to the US as a refugee in 1940.

In 1947, she began a long teaching career at Hunter College in New York, where she was Professor of Philosophy until her retirement in 1984.

Alice von Hildebrand wrote several other books, including The Privilege of Being a Woman, Man and Woman: A Divine Intervention, For Refined Love: Letters to a Young Bride, Memories of a Failure.

She also worked as an English translator of her husband’s radio lectures in 1930s Germany, The Art of Living. 

Her contributions have been published in the New Oxford Review, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, and Crisis.

Von Hildebrand also wrote for the Catholic News Agency and made 80 appearances on EWTN.

Who Was Alice Von Hildebrand’s Husband? Her Children Details Explored

Alice Von Hildebrand Husband is a famous philosopher and theologian Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889–1977). They married in 1959.

Alice met her husband at Fordham University in New York City, where she was a student and a professor. His first wife had died in 1957.

Nevertheless, Alice and Dietrich remained married until his death.

There is no information on her children on her mainstream Wikipedia page. 

What Is Alice Von Hildebrand Net Worth?

The famous author and theologian Alice Von Hildebrand net worth are estimated at around $1-5 million as of 2022.

Alice von Hildebrand is a PhD scholar, a noted speaker and author of various books on Catholicism.

Alice was the widow of the famous Catholic philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand, whom Pope Pius XII dubbed “the 20th-century doctor of the Church.”

She was born in Belgium in 1923, where she learnt her French accent.

Dr Hildebrand received her doctorate at Fordham University and was a professor of philosophy at Hunter College in New York for 35 years. 

Von Hildebrand has created a Commander of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great, a papal order of knighthood.

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