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Rahel Varnhagen von Ense 1771: Rahel Varnhagen von Ense
26.5.1771: Rahel Varnhagen von Ense (†7.3.1833)
German literary figure, the daughter of a well-to-do Jewish merchant’s family. She showed interest in aesthetics and religious philosophy from an early age. In 1814, she converted to Christianity and married the diplomat and novelist Karl August Varnhagen von Ense. Even before her marriage, her salon in Berlin, which was frequented by poets such as Heinrich von Kleist und Christian Dietrich Grabbe, was a center of intellectual life in the Berlin romanticism scene. Rahel Varnhagen von Ense was also a pioneer for sexual equality and campaigned for the rights of the Jews. Her husband published her extensive literary estate just a short time after her death.
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