COUNTESS THOMASINE CHRISTINE GYLLEMBOURG - EHRENSVARD
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A Danish writer of fiction; born (Buntzen) in Copenhagen, Nov. 19, 1773; died there (?), July 2, 1856. Her first marriage at 16 being annulled at 25 by her husband's exile for liberalism, she married a Swedish nobleman, who, implicated in Gustavus III.'s assassination, had taken refuge in Denmark. At 53 she wrote her first novel, the "Polonius Family", as a contribution to her son's paper; and its success induced the production of "Dream and Reality", "Two Ages", and many others that made her famous. She signed herself "The Author of Every-Day History", and concealed her identity until death.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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