Caroline de la Motte Fouqué

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Pseudonyms: 
Caroline Philippine von Briest
Caroline Philippine von Rochow
Caroline Philippine Baronin de la Motte Fouqué
Serena

The bibliographic information here was edited and provided by Elise Bowen, Brigham Young University.

Caroline de la Motte Fouqué was born on October 7, 1774 in Berlin, Germany.  In 1791, she married Friedrich Ehrenreich Adolf Ludwig Rochus von Rochow in Nennhausen.  A year later, she gave birth to their first son.  They named him Gustav.  A second son, Theodor Heinrich Rochus, was born in 1794 and a daughter Klara followed two years later.  Her husband committed suicide in 1799 and Fouqué remarried four years later.  She and, new husband, Friedrich Baron de la Motte Fouqué, had a daughter, Marie Luise Caroline.  All four of her children survived to adulthood.  Her literary works were completed in the last two decades of her life.  In 1810, she published her Letters on the Intent and Direction of Feminine Education.  Three years later, she followed with Calling German Women and later compiled travel memories and a history of fashion.  She also wrote a novel, Resignation.  Caroline de la Motte Fouqué died on July 20, 1831 in Nennhausen.  She is buried on the palace grounds there.

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Life
Birthdate: 
October 7, 1773
Birth Location: 
Berlin, Germany
Death Date: 
July 20, 1831
Death Location: 
Rathenow, Germany
Family
Married to: 
Friedrich Ehrenreich Adolf Ludwig Rochus von Rochow, Friedrich Baron de la Motte Fouqué
Children: 
Gustav von Rochow Theodor Heinrich Rochus von Rochow Klara von Rochow Marie Luise Caroline de la Motte Fouqué

Works by Caroline de la Motte Fouqué