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Sophie von La Roche (1730-1807)

"Maria Sophie von La Roche (née Gutermann von Gutershofen; 6 December 1730 – 18 February 1807) was a German novelist. She is considered the first financially independent professional writer in Germany." - ( 03.10.2019)

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mother of Maximiliane Brentano (1756-1793) [daughter of], Georg Michael Frank von La Roche (1720-1788) [father of]
was born Kaufbeuren 06.12.1730
died Offenbach am Main 15.02.1807
daughter of Georg Friedrich Gutermann Edler von Gutershofen (1705-1784) [father of], Regina Barbara Gutermann (1711-1748) [mother of]
Wife of Georg Michael Frank von La Roche (1720-1788)
Friend Christoph Martin Wieland (1733-1813)


bride Georg Michael Frank von La Roche (1720-1788) Warthausen 1754
lived Augsburg 1743
lived Biberach an der Riss 1750
fiancé Johann Ludwig Bianconi (1717-1781) 1748
lived Georg Michael Frank von La Roche (1720-1788) Mainz 1754-1762
lived Georg Michael Frank von La Roche (1720-1788) Schloss Warthausen 1762-1768
lived Georg Michael Frank von La Roche (1720-1788) Bönnigheim
lived Georg Michael Frank von La Roche (1720-1788) Speyer 1780-1786
lived Offenbach am Main 1786-1807
visitor Christoph Martin Wieland (1733-1813) Oßmannstedt 1799
has met Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) Oßmannstedt 1799
has met Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) Oßmannstedt 1799
has met Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803) Oßmannstedt 1799


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