Birch-Pfeiffer, Charlotte

ACTOR, PLAYWRIGHT (GERMANY)
BORN 23 Jun 1799, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg - DIED 24 Aug 1868, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche IV, Bergmannstrasse 45-47, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (2-WR)

Charlotte Pfeiffer was the daughter of an estate agent. She was educated at the court theatre in Munich and from 1818 onwards she played leading parts in tragedies in several theatres. In 1825 she married Christian Birch, a historian and critic from Copenhagen who lived in Munich.

She continued her acting career and from 1837 until 1843 she was the manager of the theatre in Zürich. From 1844 until her death she worked for the Royal Theatre in Berlin, where she dramatized popular novels and also wrote many original plays. Her daughter Wilhelmine von Hillern was also an actress and later became a novelist.

Images

The grave of Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer at the Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche IV, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (28 May 2015)

 


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Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 7 Jun 2015