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Ploennies, Luise Von

PLOENNIES, LUISE VON (1803-1872), German poet, was born at Hanau on the 7th of November 1803, the daughter of the naturalist Philipp Achilles Leisler. In 1824 she married the physician August von Ploennies in Darmstadt. After his death in 1847 she resided for some years in Belgium, then at Jugenheim on the Bergstrasse, but finally at Darmstadt, where she died on the 22nd of January 1872. Between 1844 and 1870 she published several volumes of verse, being particularly happy in eclectic love songs, patriotic poems and descriptions of scenery. She also wrote two biblical dramas, Maria Magdalena (1870) and David (1873).

As a translator from the English, Luise von Ploennies published two collections of poems, Britannia (1843) and Englische Lyriker des iQten Jahrhunderts (1863, 3rd ed., 1867).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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