Born: March 7, 1742, Gentofte, Denmark.
Died: October 17, 1824.
Birgitte was the daughter of royal hunting official Jens Johansen and Dorthe Henriksdatter. She married twice: to forest manager Herman Michelsen Herz (1763), and to customs inspector and judicial adviser Hans Boye (1778).
As a hymnist, she was involved with Guldbergs og Harboes Psalmebog (Ove Guldberg’s and Ludvig Harboe’s Psalter), to which she contributed 146 hymns.
She wrote a number of plays, including Melicerte (1780) and Gorm den gamle, et heroisk Sørgespil (Gorm the Old: A Heroic Tragedy, 1781).
She also produced
national dramatic writing.
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