Who was Annette von Droste-Hülshoff?
She was born in 1797 near Münster in Westphalia at Hülshoff Castle as Baroness von Droste zu Hülshoff. Her literary prowess was apparent from an early age, and she corresponded with many famous poets and intellectuals of the time. However, she was bound by the demands of her family. She was also frequently ill. She escaped the confines of her obligations during her visits to her sister on Lake Constance.