Marie von Ebner- Eschenbach


Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, a German-writing author from Moravia, the distinct eastern part of Czechia. She came from an old Moravian noble family and at the age of eighteen, she married the Austrian officer Moritz von Ebner-Eschenbach. In her work, she drew attention to contemporary social problems. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1910 and 1911. She was the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Vienna, was interested in political events and devoted herself to children, even though she had none herself. In the German-speaking world, she is considered an important author of the 19th century, but she does not enjoy such fame in her native country. At the same time, Moravia is the place where she set her numerous short stories and prose from a rural environment. The writer died in Vienna on 12 March 1916. According to her wish, she was buried in the tomb of her family in Moravia.