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Ebner-Eschenbach, Marie

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Author(s): Gabriel, Norbert
[German Version] (Baroness of; Sep 13, 1830, Zdislavic Castle, Moravia – Mar 12, 1916, Vienna) was an important narrator and aphorist of Austrian Late Realism. In 1848, she married her cousin Moriz, a professor at the engineers’ academy in Vienna and later lieutenant field marshal; the marriage was childless. Ebner-Eschenbach was distinguished in 1898 with Austria's highest civil order, the Cross of Honor for Arts and Literature; in 1900, she was the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Vienna. Following initially unsuccessful efforts as a dramati…