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Sieveking, Amalie Wilhelmine
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(Jul 25, 1794, Hamburg – Apr 1, 1859, Hamburg), a pioneer of organized diakonia. After the early death of her mother, she grew up in the house of her father, a Hamburg merchant and alderman who lost his fortune in the economic crises of the period. When he died in 1809, friends and relative took the children in. Sieveking defrayed the costs of her upkeep through her own handiwork and later through small legacies. At the age of 19, she established a small school; she kept up a lively correspondence with her brother Gustav, who was studying theolog…

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Roggenkamp, Antje, “Sieveking, Amalie Wilhelmine”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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