Büchner, Luise

AUTHOR, WOMEN'S RIGHTS ACTIVIST (GERMANY)
BORN 12 Jun 1821, Darmstadt, Hessen - DIED 28 Nov 1877, Darmstadt, Hessen
GRAVE LOCATION Darmstadt, Hessen: Alter Friedhof, Ramstädter Strasse (I-A-016)

Luise Büchner was born in Darmstadt as the daughter of the surgeon Ernst Büchner and his wife Caroline, born Reuss. the author, scientist, and revolutionary George Büchner was her brother. During her youth, an accident damaged her spine, and she was disabled for the rest of her life.

In 1855 she published "Die Frauen und ihr Beruf" ("Women and Their Professions") in which she asked for better education for girls. From 1866 she worked for Grand Duchess Alice von Hessen, and this resulted in several women's associations in the Darmstadt area. In the 1870s she represented these associations at national conferences and wrote about their work in the press. She died in Darmstadt in 1877.

Family
• Father: Büchner, Ernst

Images

The grave of Ernst Büchner and Louise Büchner at the Alter Friedhof, Darmstadt.
Picture by Androom (29 Apr 2013)

 

Sources
Luise Büchner – Wikipedia
Luise Büchner: Darmstadt


Buemi, Salvatore

Published: 26 May 2024
Last update: 26 May 2024