Hoffnaass, Franziska von

BORN 18 Oct 1832, Maxlrain, Bad Aibling - DIED 31 Dec 1892, München, Bayern
BIRTH NAME Jägerhuber, Franziska
GRAVE LOCATION Vaduz: Friedhof, St. Florinsgasse

Franziska von Hoffnaass came from a family that posessed the Maxlrain castle. She received a very good education and spoke several languages. Apart from making music and drawing, she wrote poetry and a travel book.

In 1852 she married the royal councillor Ludwig von Hoffnaass. In 1867 the compser Josef Gabriel Rheinberger became her second husband. She wrote lyrics for him and advised him in further matters related to his work. He series of poems "Der Stern von Bethlehem" were the basis for his work of the same name but she died before he was able to complete it.

She was buried at the Alte Südfriedhof in Munich. In the Second World War the tomb was destroyed and the coffins of her and her husband were moved to Vaduz in 1950.

• Husband: Rheinberger, Josef Gabriel

Related persons
• worked for Lachner, Franz von


The empty grave of Josef Gabriel Rheinberger and Franziska von Hoffnaass at the Alte Südfriedhof, München.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2008)


• Hufnagel, Max Joseph, Berühmte Tote im Südlichen Friedhof zu München, Zeke Verlag, Würzburg, 1983
Franziska von Hoffnaaß – Wikipedia

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Published: 27 Apr 2016
Last update: 15 Feb 2022