Rosa Maria Assing

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Rosa Maria Antonetta Paulina Assing (née Varnhagen; 28 May 1783, Düsseldorf – 22 January 1840, Hamburg) was a German lyric poet, prose-writer, educator, translator and silhouette artist. She was the elder sister of Karl August Varnhagen, the sister-in-law of Rahel Levin, and the mother of Ottilie and Ludmilla Assing. Her friends included Amalie Schoppe, David Veit and Fanny Tarnow.


  • Johann Friedrich Ludwig Theodor Merzdorf: Assing, David. In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Band 1, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1875, S. 624 f. - Nebeneintrag