Friederike Kempner

Lyricist

1828 – 1904

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Who was Friederike Kempner?

Friederike Kempner was a German-Jewish poet.

Kempner was born in Opatów, Prussian Province of Posen. Early in life, she developed an interest in general humanitarian questions and especially in hygiene, and urgently advocated the introduction of morgues and crematories, and the abolition of solitary confinement. Some years before her death she was stricken with blindness. She resided on her estate of "Friederikenhof" near Reichthal, where she wrote many works and died.

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Born
Jun 25, 1828
Opatów, Greater Poland Voivodeship
Died
Feb 23, 1904

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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