Batsányi, Gabriele auch G. Bacsányi, geborene von Baumberg
Gabriele Batsányi, silhouette
Batsányi, Gabriele (also G. Bacsányi, née von Baumberg), b. Vienna, March 24, 1766, d. Linz (Upper Austria), July 24, 1839, poet. Known as "Sappho of Vienna", married to the Hungarian writer János B., hailed as the greatest Austrian poet of her time. 1785-1796 her works were published in the "Vienna Muse Almanac" ("Wiener Musen-Almanach"). Love, friendship, nature and historical events are the main themes of her poetry. Friend of T. von Artner and K. Pichler.
Works: Sämtliche Gedichte, 1800; Gedichte, 1805; Amor und Hymen, 1807.
Literature: M. Farkas, G. B., geb. Baumberg, doctoral thesis, Vienna 1949.