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Elisabeth von Senitz (Poet)

Born: 1629 - Rankau, Silesia, Germany
Died: 1679

The German poet, Elizabeth von Senitz, was born of Silesian nobility, in the genealogy of her family as a "scholarly women's room". She wrote hymns and poems. Early orphaned, she was brough to Brieg and Oels. In Oels she met the Duke of Hofarzt, Sylvius Nimrod, and the poet and mystic John Scheffler (Angelus Silesius). Schenkte an adventurer wrote highly of their love, altoght it was not accepted by the church, as representedd by the Pastor Ananias Weber, due to the fact that her bridegroom was married. She was a member of Nuremberg literary society, the Pegnesischer Blumenorden, which was managed by Sigismund von Birken, and played a significant role in the development of women's writing.

 

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Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2008)

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

BWV 491

Chorale Texts used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

O du Liebe meiner Liebe

1697

6693

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Pegnesischer Blumenorden [German]

Visions of women in the life and works of Sigmund von Birken

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