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Ebba-Margareta von Freymann

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Ebba-Margareta von Freymann
Biographical information
BornDecember 13, 1907
DiedNovember 1995
OccupationPoetess, translator

Ebba-Margareta von Freymann (née de Pers) (December 13, 1907- November 1995) was an Austrian-born poetess and translator.

The daughter of an Austrian father and a Swedish mother, grew up bilingual in both countries. In her youth, she had already published several poems.

During World War II, the family moved to Germany. Between 1969 and 1970 she translated the songs and poems of the Lord of the Rings into german, which was a great success for her.

In 1977 the widowed poetess moved to her daughter Thelma von Freymann, who lived near Hildesheim.

Von Freymann translated, with the help of her daughter, every poem of the anthology The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (published as Die Abenteuer des Tom Bombadil in 1984).

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