Sophie von Hatzfeldt

Sophie von Hatzfeldt (* 1805, †1881), the "red countess", german socialist, see also de:Sophie von Hatzfeldt 1822 she was unhappily married. In 1846, in Düsseldorf, she was trying to divorce her husband and met de:Ferdinand Lasalle. Although not a lawyer, Lassalle conducted 35 lawsuits in her behalf and in 1854 finally obtained a divorce for her. Henceforth, he received an annual pension of 4,000 thalers from the countess, thus becoming financially independent. She was in contact with Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.

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