The New International Encyclopædia/Hillern, Wilhelmine von

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HIL'LERN, Wilhelmine von (1836—). A German novelist, born at Munich, daughter of the popular dramatist Charlotte Birch-Pfeiffer. She is best remembered for her satire of blue-stockings in Der Arzt der Seele (1869), and for a charming tale of Freiburg-im-Breisgau in Reformation days, Höher als die Kirche (1876). Worthy of mention also are Die Geier-Wally (1873), cleverly dramatized by her in 1881, and the Black Forest sketches Ein Blick ins Weite (1897).