Heine, Anselma

BORN 18 Jun 1855, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 9 Nov 1930, Berlin: Lützowplatz 5
BIRTH NAME Heine, Selma Tony Feodore
GRAVE LOCATION Halle an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt: Stadtgottesacker (Innenfeld III)

Anselma Heine was a daughter of the mathematician Eduard Heine. In 1856 the family moved to Halle, where Eduard had obtained a professorship. She was educated at home together with her three sisters. By the time she was eight years old she wrote poems and stories. She accompanied her father on his travels in Italy and after his death in 1881 she took care of her mother. From the mid 1880s she often stayed in the Elsace region with her sister Klara (08/12/1853-08/01/1917), who had marrried the anatomist Gustav Schwalbe (01/08/1844-23/04/1916).

Her work was published in magazines and newspapers. Her first volume of stories was a succes and after her mother's death in 1896 she moved to Berlin. There she worked as a journalist and a writer. She wrote poems, stories, novels and plays. At her home she organised a literary salon. She travelled to many countries, including France, Switzerland, Finland and Bosnia. She died in 1930 in Berlin.

• Father: Heine, Eduard


The grave of Anselma Heine at the Stadtgottesacker, Halle.
Picture by Androom (05 Aug 2016)


Anselma Heine – Wikipedia

Heine, Eduard

Published: 17 Nov 2022
Last update: 17 Nov 2022