Charlotte Lady Blennerhassett

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Charlotte, Lady Blennerhassett
Lady Blennerhassett
Lady Blennerhassett
Born19 February 1843
Died11 February 1917

Charlotte, Lady Blennerhassett (19 February 1843 – 11 February 1917) was a German writer and biographer.


Countess Charlotte Julia von Leyden was born in Munich in 1843. She met Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, 4th Baronet in 1870 and married him on 9 June of the same year. The new Lady Blennerhassett took to writing, and her most noted work was a biography of Madame de Staël.[1] This was published in Germany in three volumes. After this she wrote a number of other biographies including one of Mary, Queen of Scots,[2] and two chapters for Volume X of The Cambridge Modern History, published in 1907.

Her children included Sir Arthur Charles Francis Bernard Blennerhassett, 5th Baronet, and Marie Galway.

Blennerhassett died in Munich in 1917.

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ D. C. Lathbury, ‘Blennerhassett, Sir Rowland, fourth baronet (1839–1909)’, rev. Josef L. Altholz, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 6 Jan 2016
  2. ^ Roland Hill (1 January 2000). Lord Acton. Yale University Press. p. 483. ISBN 978-0-300-12980-9.
  3. ^ "Review of Sidelights by Charlotte, Lady Blennerhassett, trans. by Edith Gülcher". The Athenaeum (4477): 130. 16 August 1913.

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