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Elisabeth Helene Amalie Sophie Freiin von Richthofen

Elisabeth Helene Amalie Sophie Freiin von Richthofen

Female 1874 - 1973  (99 years)

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  • Name Elisabeth Helene Amalie Sophie Freiin von Richthofen 
    Born 8 Oct 1874  Chateau-Salins, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Biography Else von Richthofen (October 8, 1874 - December 22, 1973), a distant relative of the "Red Baron" Manfred von Richthofen, is known as one of the first female social scientists in Germany, wife of the German economist Edgar Jaffé as well as lover of the economists and sociologists Max Weber and Alfred Weber. Her sister Frieda von Richthofen was the wife of the British novelist D. H. Lawrence.

    Life and Career
    Elisabeth Helene Amalie Sophie Freiin (Baroness) von Richthofen (also known as Else Jaffé) was born in Château-Salins (France). Her father was Baron Friedrich Ernst Emil Ludwig von Richthofen (1844-1915), an engineer in the German army, and Anna Elise Lydia Marquier (1852-1930).
    While Else von Richthofen started her professional career as a teacher, she enrolled at Heidelberg University at a time when this was still very unusual for women; she was one of just four female students at the time. She earned a doctorate in economics in 1901 and started to work as a labour inspector in Karlsruhe.
    She married another former student of Max Weber, Edgar Jaffé (1865-1921), in 1902 who was a well-known economist and entrepreneur. It was Jaffé who bought the journal Archiv für Sozialwissenschaft und Sozialpolitik of which Max Weber became one of the editors. With Jaffé, she had two children, Marianne (born 1905) and Hans (born 1909).
    Else became acquainted to intellectuals and authors, including the sociologists and economists Max Weber and Alfred Weber, the psychanalyst Otto Gross, the writer Fanny von Reventlow and others. She started an affair with Otto Gross with whom she had a third child, Peter (1907-ca. 1915). She also had an affair with her former professor Max Weber and his brother Alfred Weber with whom she later lived together in the same house for several years after her husband died.

    There exists an Otto Gross Society.

    Else also apparently had a son Peter in 1907, fathered by the psychologist Otto Gross. She and Edgar eventually separated, and she
    supposedly was the mistress of the great sociologist Max Weber, eventually lived with his brother Alfred, and died at the age of 100
    in the 1960s.  [1, 2
    Occupation Social scientist 
    Residence Chateau-Salins, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Munich, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Heidelberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Dec 1973  Heidelberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I456  Blank Family
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2010 

    Family Prof Edgar Jaffe,   b. 14 May 1866, Hamburg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1921, Munich, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1902  Heidelberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frederick Jeffrey,   b. 28 Sep 1903, Heidelberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1995, Greenwich, CT, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Marianne Jaffe,   b. 21 Aug 1905, Heidelberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1991  (Age 85 years)
     3. Peter Jaffe,   b. 24 Dec 1907, Heidelberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1915, Heidelberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 7 years)
     4. Hans Jaffe,   b. 25 Feb 1909, Heidelberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1977, Cleveland, OH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Family ID F167  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Oct 1874 - Chateau-Salins, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Chateau-Salins, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Munich, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Heidelberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Nov 1902 - Heidelberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Dec 1973 - Heidelberg, Germany Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Else-Richthofen-1902-

  • Sources 
    1. [S78] Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia.

    2. [S157] E-mail message, from David Friedrichs.


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