Fouqué, Karoline Freifrau de la Motte (1774–1831)

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Fouqué, Karoline Freifrau de la Motte (1774–1831)

German novelist and short-story writer. Name variations: Karoline von Briest; Karoline Fouque; Caroline de la Motte Fuqué; (pseudonym) Serena. Born Karoline or Caroline Philippine von Briest Oct 7, 1774, in Berlin, Germany; died July 21, 1831, in Nennhausen, Germany; only dau. of Prussian landowner; m. Friedrich Ehrenreich Adolf Ludwig Rochus von Rochow (army officer), 1791, shot himself over gambling debts in 1799; m. Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (romantic writer), 1803; children: (1st m.) Gustav (b. 1792), Theodor (b. 1794), Klara (b. 1796); (2nd. m.) Marie Luise Caroline de la Motte Fouqué (b. 1803).

Nonfiction includes Briefe über Zweck and Richtung weiblicher Bildung (1810) and Die Frauen in der großen Welt. Bildungsbuch beim Eintritt in das gesellige Leben (1826); also wrote fairytales, novels, and novellas.