Hensel, Luise

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Hensel, Luise Gender: F
born on 30 March 1798 at 05:30 (= 05:30 AM )
Place Linum, Germany, 52n46, 12e53
Timezone LMT m12e53 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 09°43' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 15°02 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 00°46'

Luise Hensel


German religious author and poet.

Luise gradually approach to the Catholic Church which ended in her conversion on 8 December, 1818, in the Hedwigskirche, Berlin. Her subsequent career was like a perpetual journey. She left Berlin and became companion to the Princess Salm in Münster and Düsseldorf. Then (in 1820) she undertook the education of the three youngest daughters of Count von Stolberg.

On 6 March 6 1820, she took a vow of virginity.

In 1821, she took a job as a teacher for the widow of the poet Count Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg in the town of Sondermühlen, where she stayed until 1823. While there she came to the end of her religious development, and decided to take her foster son and move. They moved to the small Westphalian town of Wiedenbrück, where she enrolled him in the local boy's school. They lived a quiet life in the town until the year 1827.

From then on, she led a life of pilgrimage, a life of self-imposed poverty and privation. This began with her teaching at a church in Aachen, where she taught for six years, teaching, among others, the eventual founder of the "Sisters of the Poor Children of Jesus," Clara Fey. She spent the rest of her life conducting religious teachings, and writing religious works, moving several times.

Her poetic works consist of more or less religious verses composed for special occasions.

She died in Paderborn on 18 December 1876, at the age of 78.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 3


  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet