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Thomasine Christine Gyllembourg-Ehrensvärd (1773–1856)

Gyllembourg-Ehrensvärd, Thomasine Christine, Countess (gül’em-börg” ã’rens-vārd”). A Danish writer of fiction; born (Buntzen) in Copenhagen, Nov. 19, 1773; died there (?), July 2, 1856. At fifty-three she wrote her first novel, the ‘Polonius Family,’ as a contribution to her son’s paper; and its success induced the production of ‘Dream and Reality,’ ‘Two Ages,’ and many others that made her famous. She signed herself “The Author of Every-Day History,” and concealed her identity until death.