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Catherine Winkworth
Birth: Sep. 13, 1827
Death: Jul. 1, 1878

Author, Translator. Born in London, she moved with her family to Lancashire, where she became friends with such literary figures as Elizabeth Gaskell and Charlotte Bronte. After her mother died, she moved to Germany to live with her aunt. She became fluent in German and developed into an excellent translator. In 1853 she published her influential "Lyra Germanica", a book of translations of German hymns. A great success, it ran through 23 editions and several of the hymns are still used in Anglican services. Among them are "Blessed Jesu, here we stand", "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty", and "Now thank we all our God". She also committed herself to the higher education of women. A prodigious letter writer, she corresponded with Thomas Carlyle, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Jenny Lind and Italian radical Mazzini. She was buried in Mon­ne­tier, Sa­voy, Switz­er­land. (bio by: julia&keld) 
 
Burial:
Bristol Cathedral *
Bristol
Bristol Unitary Authority
Bristol, England
Plot: North transept, East wall
*Memorial Site [?]
 
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Originally Created by: julia&keld
Record added: Jun 26, 2008
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Catherine Winkworth
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 Added: Sep. 13, 2013

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 Added: Sep. 12, 2012
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