Hagn, Charlotte von

ACTOR, ROYAL MISTRESS (BAVARIA)
BORN 23 Mar 1809, München, Bayern - DIED 22 Apr 1891, München, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (19-04-26)

Charlotte von Hagn was the daughter of the merchant Karl von Hagn. the painter Ludwig von Hagn was het younger brother. She was a member of the Court Theatre in Munich from 1826 to 1833. Then she left for Berlin where she became famous at the Court Theatre. She also took St. Petersburg by storm in 1833, rivalling actress Karoline Bauer who played at the Alexandra-Theatre at the same time. The public even formed parties, the "Hagnianer" and "Bauerianer" and this continued in Germany (Karoline Bauer worked in Dresden and Charlotte von Hagn in Berlin).

In Munich she had been one of the many mistresses of king Ludwig I and she was painted for his gallery of beautiful women by Joseph Stieler in 1828. She also had an affair with Franz Liszt, who wrote music to some of her poems. From 1848 to 1851 she was married to Alexander von Oven. After her divorce she lived in Gotha for a while before she returned to Munich. There she died in 1891.

Related persons
• was the lover of Liszt, Franz
• was the lover of Ludwig I, König von Bayern
• was teacher to Spitzeder, Adele
• was painted by Stieler, Joseph

Sources
• Elgklou, Lars, Koninklijke minnaars en minnaressen, Echtscheidingen, bastaardkinderen, bigamie, verhoudingen, Standaard, Antwerpen, 1985
• Hufnagel, Max Joseph, Berühmte Tote im Südlichen Friedhof zu München, Zeke Verlag, Würzburg, 1983
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909

Images

Charlotte von Hagn's grave at the Alte Südfriedhof, Munich.
Picture by Androom (21 Mar 2002)

 


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Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 17 Jan 2016