Christiane Mariane von Ziegler

1695 (Leipzig, Germany) – 1760 (Frankfurt (Oder))

J. S. Bach set nine of Ziegler’s texts to music; both were based in Leipzig at the time, had friends in common and in all likelihood knew each other, though there is no written record of a direct personal connection (as certainly existed between other family members). Gottsched, known for his unusual support of women writers, may have lodged with her family when he first arrived in Leipzig, and was a leading member of the circle who habitually met in her house. He became her mentor and sponsor, and was responsible for recommending that Wittenberg University elect her imperial poet laureate.

Christiane Mariane von Ziegler knew…