1751, Dec 51832, Feb 22
a Danish-German countess and writer. She published novels and plays, and was also known for her biography and her preserved correspondence. She was born in Bramstedt in Holstein but grew from the age of five in Copenhagen and Hørsholm castle , where her father was hovchef of the dowager queen Sofia Magdalena. The family consisted of twelve children, of whom the brothers Christian Stolberg and Frederik Leopold Stolberg became known poets. Unlike her brothers, Catharine Stolberg received no coherent education and reading the pleasure of literature were banned by her mother, who was warmly religious. But with the help of her brothers, however, she was able to form a solid formation within literature. Like them, she came to write many poems, which, however, were never published; but she got her spectacle Moses published in 1788 and later stories Rosalia and Emma.
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