Paula von Preradović

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Paula Preradović (Austrian German pronunciation: [ˈpaʊla ˌfɔn ˈpre:ra:do:vɪxʔ]; 12 October 1887 – 25 May 1951), known professionally as Paula von Preradović or by her married name as Paula Molden, was an Austrian writer and poet.

She was a granddaughter of the poet Petar Preradović. Preradović was born in Vienna but her family moved in 1889 to Pula, Istria. Later she lived in Copenhagen and again in Vienna. She was married to the journalist Ernst Molden and gave birth to two sons, the author Otto Molden (1918–2002), and the newspaper correspondent and editor, Fritz Molden (de) (1924–2014). Preradović died in Vienna and is buried at the Zentralfriedhof.

She composed the lyrics for the national anthem of Austria in 1947, "Land der Berge, Land am Strome".



  • Dalmatinische Sonette, 1933
  • Lob Gottes im Gebirge, 1936
  • Ritter, Tod und Teufel, 1946


  • Pave und Pero, 1940
  • Königslegende, 1950
  • Die Versuchung des Columba, 1951
  • Wiener Chronik, 1945, her diary which was published only in 1995