Ebba-Margareta von Freymann
The daughter of an Austrian father and a Swedish mother, Ebba-Margareta de Pers grew up bilingual in both countries. In 1929 she married a Finnish businessman, Ernst von Freymann. They had two children, Thelma (b. 1932) and Kaarlo (b. 1935). During World War II, the family moved to Germany, where they also stayed after the war.
In 1977 the widowed poetess moved to her daughter Thelma von Freymann, who lived near Hildesheim. There she 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), while Thelma von Freymann translated the preface.
- Literaturatlas Niedersachsen (German)