Friederike Sophie

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Pseudonyms: 
Friederike Sophie Hensel
Friederike Sophie Sparmann

Friederike was born in Dresden, the only child of Johann Wilhelm Sparmann.  She fled from home as a young woman to avoid an arranged marriage and joined the theater in 1754.   That same year, she married Johann Gottlieb Hensel but they divorced in 1759.  In 1772, she married Abel Seyler, a Swiss-born theater director.  She had a step-son, Ludwig Erdwin Seyler and a step-daughter, Sophie Marie Katharina Seyler, from her marriage to Abel.  

Life
Birthdate: 
1737 or 1738
Birth Location: 
Dresden, Germany
Death Date: 
November 22, 1789
Death Location: 
Schleswig
Family
Married to: 
Johann Gottlieb Hensel; Abel Seyler
Children: 
Ludwig Erdwin Seyler (step-son); Sophie Marie Katharina Seyler (step-daughter)

Works by Friederike Sophie