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Augusta Louise zu Stolberg-Stolberg

Birthplace: Bramstedt, Lower Saxony, Germany
Death: Died in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Place of Burial: Wittenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Christian Günther von Stolberg and Christiane Charlotte Friederike von Castell-Remlingen
Wife of Andreas Peter lensgreve von Bernstorff, til Gyldensteen, Statsminister i Danmark
Sister of Henriette Katharina Frederikke Reichsgräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg; Christian Reichsgraf zu Stolberg-Stolberg; Friedrich Leopold, Graf zu Stolberg-Stolberg and Friederike Juliane Marie Charlotte zu Stolberg-Stolberg

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About Augusta Louise zu Stolberg-Stolberg

From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia: Augusta Louise zu Stolberg-Stolberg Countess Louise Augusta zu Stolberg-Stolberg (7 January 1753, Bramstedt, Duchy of Holstein – 30 May 1835, Kiel) is known for her lively correspondence with the poet and thinker Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; she is known as Goethes Gustchen in the history of literature.

She was the younger sister of Goethe's friends Count Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg ("Fritz") and Count Christian zu Stolberg-Stolberg. She lived in a pension for young, unmarried girls from 1770 to 1783 along with the older Baroness Metta von Oberg. Her letters to the young Goethe date to 1775 and 1776. They never met in person.

In all her correspondence she was a lively writer."Augusta – vom Morgen bis in Abend laufen die Depeschen bey ihr ein, wie bey einem Staatsminister, und werden sorgfältiger abgefertigt, als in einer Canzelley" noted Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock.

On 7 August 1783 Augusta Louise moved to Copenhagen, and later married the Danish Minister of State Andreas Peter Bernstorff.

Sources: Plath-Langheinrich, Elsa: Als Goethe nach Uetersen schrieb: Das Leben der Conventualin Augusta Louise Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg. ISBN 3-529-02695-6 (de) Koopmann, Helmut: Goethe und Frau von Stein. ISBN 3-423-34082-7 (de) Goethe an Auguste Gräfin zu Stolberg, [Frankfurt, January 18.- 30. 1775]. (de)

External links: Brief biography and excerpts of Goethe, also with Gustchen(de) Biographical Highlights: Auguste Louise, Gräfin zu Stolberg-Stolberg (de).

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January 7, 1753
Bramstedt, Lower Saxony, Germany
May 30, 1835
Age 82
Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Wittenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany