Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
1787 – 1848 A.D.
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, one of the most gifted and original of German women poets.
She received a more liberal education than in those days ordinarily fell to a woman’s lot, but after some years spent among the intellectual circles at Coblenz, Bonn and Cologne, she retired to the family castle, and passed her life largely in seclusion.
As a lyric poet, she holds a high place, and her narrative poetry belongs to the best of its kind.
She was a strict Roman Catholic, and her religious poems, published in 1852, after her death, enjoyed great popularity.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.