Luise Mühlbach was born Clara (Maria Regina) Müller in January 1814, she was one of 11 children. As a young child she started writing and sent them to Theodor Mundt, a writer, for review and potential publication. The relationship developed to a personal one and in June 1839 they were married. At some point they moved to Berlin, where they hosted a well known literary circle. Luise died in 1873. Her memoirs were published by her daughter, Thea, in 1902.