Library of Congress

Authorities & Vocabularies

The Library of Congress > Linked Data Service > LC Name Authority File

From Library of Congress Name Authority File


us: Olfers, Sibylle, 1881-1916


  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Maria Regina Angela Hedwig Sibylla von
  • Variants

    • us: Von Olfers, Sibylle, 1881-1916
    • us: Von Olfers, Maria Regina Angela Hedwig Sibylla, 1881-1916
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1881-05-08
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1916-01-29
    • Birth Place

        East Prussia (Germany)
    • Death Place

        Lübeck (Germany)
    • Gender

        female
    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        Children's literature
      • Occupation

          Author
            Illustrator
              Art teacher
          • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

          • Sources

            • found: nuc87-95860: Fish, H.D. When the root children wake up, 1976? (hdg. on NcGU rept.: Olfers, Sibylle von, 1881-1916; usage: Sibylle Olfers)
            • found: Fish, H.D. When the root children wake up, c1988: cover (Sibylle v. Olfers)
            • found: Floris Books website, Jan. 7, 2016 (Sibylle von Olfers was a German children's book author and illustrator. Sybille von Olfers' blend of natural observation and use of simple design has led to her being compared to Kate Greenway and Elsa Beskow. She is best know for her book The Story of the Root Children. In her short life, Sibylle von Olfers wrote and illustrated ten children's picture books which have delighted children for generations. Sibylle von Olfers was born on the 8 May 1881 in the Castle of Metgethen in East Prussia. Her full name was Maria Regina Angela Hedwig Sibylla von Olfers. In 1906, at the age of twenty-five Sibylle von Olfers joined the Sisters of Saint Elizabeth, an order of nuns. She took the name Sister Maria Aloysia. After two years Sibylle von Olfers was sent to work as an art teacher at a Catholic primary school in Lübeck. Sibylle von Olfers became ill with a lung infection and a stay at a spa in Gardone temporarily alleviated her disease. The outbreak of the First World War forced Sibylle von Olfers to return to Lübeck where she was able to continue her work until Christmas Day 1915. Her lung disease returned and Sibylle von Olfers died four weeks later, on the 29 January 1916, at the age of 35.)
          • Change Notes

            • 1987-09-21: new
            • 2016-01-08: revised
          • Alternate Formats