Memorial day of Luise Gottsched


Luise Adelgunde Victorie Gottsched (†June 26, 1768)

Luise Gottsched, the wife of the German writer Johann Christoph Gottsched, was born in 1713 in Danzig, Pohlen. She was an influential scholar of the 18th century and active as a philosopher, author, translator, even composer. Thus, she took music lessons from the talented student of Bach, Johann Ludwig Krebs. Gottsched, the all-round talent, shows herself as a social critic who opposes class, bigotry and sexism, which is reflected, among other things, in her play “Die Pietisterey im Fischbein-Rocke, oder Die doctormässige Frau“.


More information about her can be found in the following literature by Ruth Hagengruber or also in our YouTube video with Rodney Parker and Katherine Goodman.

Hagengruber, R. (2019). Relocating Women in the History of Philosophy and Science. Emilie Du Châtelet (1706-1749), Laura Bassi (1711-1778), and Luise Gottsched (1713-1762) in Brucker’s Pinacotheca. Bruniana & Campanelliana, Suppl XLIII(Studi 18).

Hagengruber, R. (2021). Mehr wert als tausend Männer” – Luise Adelgunde Victorie Kulmus Gottsched und die wahre Minerva. In J. Iffland, J. Imm, N. Jaeschke, & S. Schauberger (Eds.), Musikwissenschaft der Vielfalt. Festschrift für Rebecca Grotjahn zum 60. Geburtstag (pp. 147–159). Allitera Verlag.


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