Henriette Paalzow

Henriette Paalzow, 1840

Henriette von Paalzow, née Wach (1788, Berlin – 30 October 1847, Berlin) was a German historical novelist.

Henriette Wach was the sister of the painter Karl Wilhelm Wach.[1] She married a Prussian officer, Major Paalzow, in 1816, though the marriage was dissolved in 1821. Her historical novels were compared to those of Walter Scott.[2]



  1. Petra Wilhelmy-Dollinger, Die Berliner Salons: mit historisch-literarischen Spaziergänge, Walter de Gruyter, 2000, p.171
  2. 'Paalzow, Henriette', in Henry & Mary Garland, eds., The Oxford Companion to German Literature, 3rd ed., Oxford University Press, 1997, p.646

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