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German writer; born at Berlin Oct. 4, 1783; date of death not known. She was the daughter of a very wealthy merchant by the name of "Salomo" (Kayserling gives it as "Saaling"). When only eighteen years of age (1801) she married a certain Friedländer, but the marriage proved unhappy, and she soon procured a divorce. She then became a Christian, and took the name "Frohberg." She lived for a short time after this in Berlin, and moved in 1813 to Vienna, where she resided until her death.

She has published: "Louise, oder Kindlicher Gehorsam und Liebe im Streit," Berlin, 1808; "Schmerz der Liebe," Berlin, 1811, 2d ed. Vienna, 1815; "Erzählungen," Dresden, 1811, new ed. Vienna, 1817; "Das Opfer," Amsterdam and Leipsic, 1812, 2d ed. Vienna, 1815; "Das Gelübde," Vienna, 1816; "Stolz und Liebe," Brünn, 1820; "Der Liebe Kämpfe," Leipsic, 1826; "Eigene und Fremde Schuld," ib. 1837; "Vergangenheit und Zukunft," Gera, 1840; "Gedankenfrüchte auf dem Pfade des Lebens," Vienna, 1842, 2d ed. 1845.

Frohberg's adaptation of French dramas appeared under the collective title of "Theater," Wiesbaden, 1817 and 1818.

  • Jüdischer Plutarch, 1848;
  • Jüdisches Athenäum, 1851;
  • Wurzbach, Biog. Lex. iv. 379-380 (giving an exact list of her works and a complete bibliography);
  • Kürschner, in Allg. Deutsche Biographie, s.v., Leipsic, 1878;
  • Kayserling, Die Jüdischen Frauen in der Geschichte, Literatur und Kunst, pp. 232-234, Leipsic, 1879.
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