Langgässer, Elisabeth

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Langgässer, Elisabeth Gender: F
Elisabeth Maria Langgässer
born on 23 February 1899 at 23:45 (= 11:45 PM )
Place Alzey, Germany, 49n45, 8e07
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°09' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°58 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 07°59'


German author and teacher. Langgasser is known for lyrical poetry and novels.

On 1 January 1929 she gave birth to her daughter Cordelia as a single mother. In July 1935, she married the editor William Hoffman. During the Third Reich she was considered a half-Jew and therefore expelled from the Reichsschrifttumskammer (writer's union) in 1936.

During the World War II she was forced to labor in a munitions factory. In 1942 there were the first signs of multiple sclerosis.

In 1945, after the end of World War II she could complete the novel The indelible stamp. In the same year showed further signs of their multiple sclerosis disease. In 1946 she received the first news that her daughter survived the Holocaust. In March 1950, she was accepted to the Mainz Academy of Sciences and Literature. Her last novel Märkische Argonauts appeared only a few months after her death on 25 July 1950 in Karlsruhe.

In the year of her death she was posthumously awarded Georg Büchner Prize. Elisabeth Langgässer Literature Prize is awarded every three years since 1988 by the City Alzey.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 3.

Sy Scholfield cites same data from birth certificate quoted in "Elisabeth Langgässer: eine biographische Skizze" by Karlheinz Müller (Gesellschaft Hessischer Literaturfreunde, 1990), p. 8.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Multiple Sclerosis
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet