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Category:Anna Amalia, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

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Deutsch: Herzogin Anna Amalie von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (1739-1807)
English: Anna Amalia, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar and Saxe-Eisenach (1739-1807) was German princess and by marriage duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach; she was the ninth child of Karl I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia. Her maternal grandparents were Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover. As a patron of art and literature she drew many of the most eminent men in Germany to Weimar including Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller. She hired Christoph Martin Wieland, a poet and translator of William Shakespeare to educate her son. She also established the Duchess Anna Amalia Library, now home to some 850,000 volumes.

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