Lichnowsky, Mechthilde

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Lichnowsky, Mechthilde Gender: F
born on 8 March 1879 at 15:15 (= 3:15 PM )
Place Sxhloss Schonburg, Germany, 48n34, 13e28
Timezone LMT m13e28 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 17°40' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 18°22 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 19°47'


German author.

Mechtilde Lichnowsky was from the noble family.

In 1904 she married the diplomat Karl Max Lichnowsky . The couple had three children. Her husband died in 1928. Lichnowsky maintained close contacts with writers like Carl Sternheim and Frank Wedekind and a special friendship with the Viennese writer and editor Karl Kraus, with whom she maintained a long correspondence and for his lectures Nestroy she composed the music.

1928 Lichnowsky moved to southern France. In 1937 Lichnowsky married her childhood friend, the British Major Ralph Harding Peto. When she made a visit to Germany in 1939, she was detained and placed under police surveillance, separated from her second husband.

During the period of house arrest, she wrote a critical book "words about words" a critic on Hitler and Nazism. It was published only in 1949.

In the summer of 1946, Lichnowsky had settled in London. In 1954 she was awarded the Literature Prize of the City of Munich was also a member of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts as a member.

Lichnowsky died on 4 June 1958 in London

Link to German Wikipedia


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 3


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction