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Louise von François (1817–1893)

François, Louise von (frän’swä’ or fro-swä’). A German novelist (1817–93). Her first considerable story, ‘The Last Reckenburgerin’ (1871), was praised for its power in character delineation: it was followed by ‘Frau Erdmuthen’s Twin Boys’ (1872); ‘Climacteric Years of a Lucky Fellow’ (1877); ‘Judith the Housekeeper’ (1878), a peasant counterpart to ‘The Last Reckenburgerin,’ and next after that her best story. She wrote a ‘Popular History of the Prussian War of Liberation, 1813–15’; and a comedy relating to the Seven Years’ War, ‘Woman’s Station’ (1882).