Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel

SCHLEGEL, Katharina Amalia Dorothea von. b. 22 October 1697; d, place and date unknown. Her name suggests that she came from an aristocratic family, and she is known to have been connected with a small ducal court at Köthen, north of Halle; but little is known of her life. She may have become a Lutheran nun. She is known as the author of ‘Stille, mein Wille; dein Jesus hilft siegen’, published in a collection entitled Neue Sammlung geistlicher Lieder (‘A new collection of spiritual songs’) (Wernigerode, 1752), and translated by Jane Laurie Borthwick* as ‘Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy...

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