Lindemann, Lisbeth von

BORN 22 Jul 1861, Königsberg (now: Kaliningrad) - DIED 28 Feb 1936, München, Bayern
BIRTH NAME Küssner, Lisbeth
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Waldfriedhof (043-W-9 (ashes))

Lisbeth Küssner was the daughter of the school rector Albert Küssner. She was educated for the stage and obtained an engagement at the theatre in Meiningen. She was also reader to the duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and she appeared in private performances for king Ludwig II of Bavaria. During a guest appearance in 1885 in Königsberg she met the mathematixian Ferdinand Lindemann. They married in 1887. She ended her acting career and assisted her husband with his scientific research. She translated Henri Poincaré's "La Science et l'Hypothèse" from the French.

In 1893 they moved to Munich where her husband had accepted a position. There she started writing fairytales and articles for magazines. She also read fairytales aloud at the Residenztheater. She died in 1936 in Munich.

• Husband: Lindemann, Ferdinand von (1887-1936, Königsberg)

Related persons
• translated work by Poincaré, Henri


The grave of Ferdinand von Lindemann and Lisbeth von Lindemann at the Waldfriedhof, München.
Picture by Androom (30 Aug 2005)


• Scheibmayr, Erich, Wer? Wann? Wo? - Teil 2 -, Weitere Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1997
Chronologisches Archiv - Preußische Allgemeine Zeitung

Lindwurm, Josef von

Published: 05 Oct 2019
Last update: 16 Jan 2022