BORN 15 Dec 1778, Crossen an der Oder (now: Krosno Odrzanskie, Poland) - DIED 22 Sep 1797, Weimar, Thüringen|
CAUSE OF DEATH tuberculosis
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Jakobskirchhof
Daughter of two actors. As a fourteen year old girl she was taught in Weimar by Goethe and Corona Schröter. In 1791 she performed successfully in Shakespeare's "Konig Johann" ("King John") .
In 1793 she married the actor Johann Becker, who was thirteen years her senior. She bore him two children in rapid succession, but she died soon afterwards. Goethe heard of her death when he was in Zürich and he was deeply shocked. He wrote the poem "Euphrosyne" for her, after the last part he saw her in. In 1800 a commemorative column was placed for her in Rosenberg. In 1950 it was transported to the plot of the Marie-Seebach-Stifts at the historical cemetery in Weimar.
knew Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
was pupil to Schröter, Corona
Dressler, Roland & Jochen Klauss, Weimarer Friedhöfe, Böhlau Verlag, Weimar, 1996
Ranft, Gertrud, Historische Grabstätten aus Weimars Klassischer Zeit, Stadtmuseum Weimar, Weimar, 1979