1638–1683
Abbess of Quedlinburg

Introduction

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Born: De­cem­ber 17, 1638, Mar­burg, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: De­cem­ber 13, 1683, Qued­lin­burg, Ger­ma­ny.

Biography

An­na was the daugh­ter of Land­grave Ge­org II of Hess­en-Darm­stadt.

She was care­ful­ly ed­u­cat­ed, and in 1657 she was elect­ed Pröbst­in of the Lu­ther­an Fürst­en-Töch­ter-Stift at Qued­lin­burg. She be­came Ab­bess there in 1680.

Her hymns, con­tem­pl­ations on the un­ion of the soul with Christ, in the spir­it of the Can­ti­cles, most­ly ap­peared in her de­vo­tion­al work.

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