Olfers, Marie von

PAINTER, NOVELIST, LYRICAL POET (GERMANY)
BORN 27 Oct 1826, Berlin - DIED 8 Jan 1924, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche III, Mehringdamm 21 (Halleschen Tor), Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (Abt. 4/1-10)

Marie von Olfers was the second daughter of Ignaz von Olfers, the General Director of the Royal Museums. Her mother was the author Hedwig von Staegemann. During her youth the intellectual elite of Berlin often visited her parents and stimulated her interest in poetry, music and painting.

From 1860 onwards she published poems, novels and books for children under the name of Maria Werner. After her mother died she continued the salon and received visitors like Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Rainer Maria Rilke.

She was 97 years old when she died during a fire in her house in Berlin. Her niece Margarete von Olfers published her diaries and letters in 1928.

Related persons
• was visited by Hofmannsthal, Hugo von
• is grandchild of Staegemann, Elisabeth von

Sources
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Marie von Olfers – Wikipedia

Images

The graves of Rudolf Löwenstein (left) and Marie von Olfers (right) at the Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche III, Halleschen Tor, Kreuzberg, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (08 Apr 2003)

 


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Published: 29 May 2010
Last update: 8 Aug 2015