Adelung, Sophie von

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Adelung, Sophie von Gender: F
Olga Sophie Adelung
born on 11 March 1850 at 14:05 (= 2:05 PM )
Place Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11
Timezone LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 20°39' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 23°07 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 09°20'

Sophie von Adelung (Self-portrait, 1893)


German writer and painter, who also wrote under the pseudonym S. Aden. Her books, which she often illustrated herself, were mainly directed at young people. She also translated stories into German from Russian. She wrote regularly for magazines such as Die Frau (Woman) and Fürs Haus (For the House). Some of her work appeared in Thekla von Gumpert's Töchter-Album (Daughter's Album).

Sophie von Adelung was born into a family of Russian origin; her father, Nikolaus von Adelung (1809–1878), was secretary to Queen Olga, and was a privy councillor in the Kingdom of Württemberg. In addition to his other work, Nikolaus was literary executor of his father, Friedrich von Adelung. Sophie's mother, Alexandrine von Schubert (1824–1901), was the daughter of General Friedrich von Schubert. Other children of the marriage between Alexandrine and Nikolaus included a son, named after his father, who became a noted entomologist, and another daughter, Olga, with whom Sophie collaborated on several works.

Sophie von Adelung died on 15 June 1927 at age 77 in Stuttgart.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism registry entry (1850, page 4, no. 12): "11. Marz 2 Uhr 5 M. Nachmittags" (11 March at 2:05 o'clock in the afternoon).


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Book illustrator)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Plays)