Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
1830 – 1916 A.D.
Marie, Baroness von Ebner-Eschenbach, a distinguished Austrian author. She wrote a number of novels depicting the life of the Austrian aristocracy in town and country, and in 1880 published a book of Parables, Fairy Tales and Poems.
Her power of description, elegance of style and masterly analysis of character give her a foremost place among the women-writers of her time.
On the occasion of her seventieth birthday, the University of Vienna conferred upon her the degree of doctor of philosophy.
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.