Jewish wealthy jewelers.
Rahel Varnhagen - Source picture: Wikipedia
In 1814 she married the biographer Karl August Varnhagen von Ense. This
made her the sister-in-law of the poet Rosa Maria Assing.
During that time her husband fought in the Austrian army against the French.
The couple moved to Vienna. Their house became a meeting-place for the
Prussian diplomates @ the Congress of Vienna.
In 1819 she lived again in Berlin. Although Rahel never wrote any book, her
six thousand letters survived. She published a few of her essays in several
On March 7th. 1833 she died in Berlin.
The asteroid 100029 Varnhagen is named in her honour.