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Rachel Akerman

(1522-1544 / Vienna)

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Rachel Akerman (1522–1544) was an Austrian-Jewish poet.
The earliest Jewish woman to write German poetry; born probably at Vienna, 1522; died at Iglau, Moravia, 1544. She appears to have received an excellent education, having studied both Latin and Greek. She soon exhibited poetical powers, and began to exercise them at an early age. On account of her poem, "Geheimniss des Hofes" (The ... more »

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