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30 March 2023

Professor Maria Rosa Antognazza MAE (1964 - 2023)

King’s College London is saddened to report the death of Professor Maria Rosa Antognazza – from the Department of Philosophy.

Professor Maria Rosa Antognazza
Professor Maria Rosa Antognazza

Professor Maria Rosa Antognazza died on 28 March after a short illness.

Rosa - as she was known - was a highly distinguished philosopher, with particular expertise in the history of philosophy, especially Leibniz, and in epistemology and the philosophy of religion.

In 2022, she was elected a member of the Academia Europaea. She was the Chair of the British Society for the History of Philosophy, and a Trustee of The Royal Institute of Philosophy and served as President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion from 2019-2022.

At King's, she served as Head of the Philosophy Department from 2011 to 2015.

Rosa was an inspirational teacher, researcher and academic with real acumen. Her abilities rightly placed her at the heart of her field but she was also a very good friend to many in the faculty. Our thoughts go out to Rosa's family and all who knew her - she will be missed by staff and students alike.

Professor Marion Thain, Executive Dean - Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Memorial plans will be announced in due course.

She is survived by her husband, Howard Hotson, and her children, John and Francesca.