Wolzogen, Caroline von
|Birthname||Lengefeld, Caroline von|
|born on||3 February 1763 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )|
|Place||Rudolstadt, Germany, 50n43, 11e20|
|Timezone||LMT m11e20 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||14°37' 25°25 Asc. 05°48'|
German writer in the Weimar Classicism circle. Her best-known works are a novel, "Agnes von Lilien", and a biography of Friedrich Schiller, her brother-in-law.
Caroline's first marriage in 1784 was unhappy from the start. In 1794, after years of unhappiness, she left von Beulwitz and married Wilhelm von Wolzogen, the cousin who had introduced her to Schiller. Her family, including Schiller, responded negatively to this decision, and she and von Wolzogen spent the next two years removed from their relations, primarily.
In 1794, after years of unhappiness, she left von Beulwitz and married Wilhelm von Wolzogen, the cousin who had introduced her to Schiller. Her family, including Schiller, responded negatively to this decision, and she and von Wolzogen spent the next two years removed from their relations, primarily in Stein am Rhein.
After Schiller's death in 1805 and the subsequent growth of his literary reputation, Caroline von Wolzogen began collecting correspondence and reminiscences of her and her sister's life with the poet. These were published under the title Schillers Leben (Schiller's Life) in 1830, the first biography of Schiller to be published. In the biography, Caroline depicted her subject as a man continually beset by illness and dying young, but whose determination to carry on with his literary efforts nonetheless is cast as heroic. As the first biography and the only one written by an intimate associate, it has remained the first source for most biographical work on Schiller ever since.
She died January 11, 1847, Jena.
- sibling relationship with Lengefeld, Charlotte von (born 22 November 1766)
- has other family relationship with Schiller, Friedrich von (born 10 November 1759). Notes: brother -in-law and his biographer
Arno Müller, vol 3
- Family : Relationship : Divorce bitter
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (two marriages)
- Family : Parenting : Kids none
- Vocation : Writers : Biographer
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction