Duchess of Saxe-Weimar
1739 – 1807 A.D.
Anna Amalia, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar. She was married to Duke Ernest of Weimar in 1756.
After her husband’s death in 1758 she took the reins of government, and held them so well that Saxe-Weimar was able speedily to recover from the effects of the Seven Years’ War, and escaped the famine of 1773.
In 1775 she resigned the administration to her son, and devoted herself to the cultivation of literature.
For thirty years she lived in the society of Goethe, Herder, Schiller and other men of eminence.
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.