Born: De­cem­ber 17, 1638, Marb­urg, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: De­cem­ber 13, 1683, Qued­lin­burg, Ger­ma­ny.

Daughter of Land­grave Georg II of Hes­sen-Darm­stadt, Anna was care­ful­ly ed­u­cat­ed. In 1657 she was elect­ed Pröbstin of the Lu­ther­an Fürsten-Töchter-Stift at Qued­lin­burg; she be­came Abbess there in 1680. Her hymns, con­tem­pla­tions on the un­ion of the soul with Christ, in the spir­it of the Can­ti­cles, most­ly ap­peared in her de­vo­tion­al work:



  1. Rede, liebster Jesu
  2. Wohl dem der Jesum liebet

If you know where to get a pic­ture of An­na So­phia, or where she is bur­ied