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Benigna Marie of Reuss-Ebersdorf

Benigna Marie of Reuss-Ebersdorf

German noblewoman and author of hymns
Benigna Marie of Reuss-Ebersdorf
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Intro German noblewoman and author of hymns
A.K.A. Benigna Marie Reuß von Lobenstein zu Ebersdorf
Was Writer
From Germany
Type Literature
Gender female
Birth 15 December 1695, Saalburg-Ebersdorf, Germany
Death 31 July 1751, Pottiga, Germany (aged 55 years)
Star sign SagittariusSagittarius
Family
Father: Heinrich X, Count of Reuss-Ebersdorf
Siblings: Heinrich XXIX, Count of Reuss-EbersdorfErdmuthe Dorothea of Reuss-Ebersdorf
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Biography

Benigna Marie of Reuss-Ebersdorf (15 December 1695 in Ebersdorf – 31 July 1751 in Pottiga) was a German hymn writer and a titular Countess of Reuss. She was a member of the Reuss-Ebersdorf line from the Reuss-Lobenstein.

Life

Benigna Marie was a daughter of Count Henry X of Reuss-Ebersdorf (1662-1711) and Countess Benigna Erdmuthe of Solms-Laubach. She grew up in Ebersdorf and was educated in a strictly pietistic fashin. After her parents' death, she moved to Pottiga.

Here she wrote a series of hymns in the spirit of Zinzendorf, who was married with her younger sister Erdmuthe Dorothea. However, she rejected Zinzendorf's Moravian Church and schism in the Evangelical church that this caused.

She was a close friend of Johann Jakob Moser, and died unmarried in Pottiga, at the 55 years.

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http://www.bbkl.de/b/benigna_m.shtml
https://d-nb.info/gnd/116453354
http://isni.org/isni/0000000013334326
https://viaf.org/viaf/13058623
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/13058623
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