Gertrude Aretz

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Gertrude Aretz , née Gertrude Kuntze-Dolton (born October 18, 1889 in Dresden , † January 1938 in Vienna ), was a German historian .


Gertrude Aretz was particularly concerned with the lives of famous historical personalities. In 1912 her work “The Women around Napoleon” appeared under the name Gertrude Kircheisen. “Famous Women in World History” (1940) appeared posthumously, and she also wrote popular scientific writings: “Lieselotte von der Pfalz”, “Elisabeth von England” etc. In 1912, memoirs by Madame von Stael-Holstein had already appeared. In 1927 she published the memoirs of Auguste Charlotte von Kielmannsegge .

Gertrude Aretz was married to Friedrich Max Kircheisen in her first marriage and to the publisher Paul Aretz in her second marriage .


  • The women around Napoleon . Paul Aretz Verlag, Zurich and Dresden 1912 (partly also to be found under the name Gertrude Kircheisen)
  • as editor: Memoirs of Frau von Stael . Berlin 1912
  • Napoleon and his people . 2 volumes, Verlag Georg Müller, Munich 1914 and 1922
  • Liselotte of the Palatinate . Julius Hoffmann, Stuttgart 1926
  • Louis the Fourteenth . Aretz Verlag, Dresden 1927 (translated from the French)
  • as editor: Countess Kielmannsegge's memoirs on Napoleon I. Aretz Verlag, Dresden 1927
  • Queen Luise . Karl Voegels Verlag, 1928
  • Edward VII. The Prince of Wales . Aretz Verlag, Dresden 1928 (translated from English)
  • The elegant woman. A description of customs from the Rococo to the present day . Leipzig 1929
  • The Marquise of Pompadour . Bernina-Verlag, Vienna 1936
  • Napoleon - my life and work. Writings, letters, proclamations, bulletins , selected from the complete works and edited. by Paul and Gertrude Aretz, Berlin German Book Association 1936
  • Empress Catherine II. Zurich


  • Dresden Monthly Papers 1967
  • Wilhelm Kosch : German Literature Lexicon . 1st volume, Bern 1968, column 139

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