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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 379 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SOPHIE SCHRODER (1781-1868), German actress, was born at Paderborn on the 23rd of February 1781, the daughter of an actor, Gottfried Burger. She made her first appearance in opera at St Petersburg, in 1793. On Kotzebue's recommendation she was engaged for the Vienna Court theatre in 1798, and here and in Munich and Hamburg she won great successes in tragic roles like Marie Stuart, Phedre, Merope, Lady Macbeth, and Isabella in Tke Bride of Messina, which gave her the reputation of being " the German Siddons." She retired in 184o and lived in Augsburg and Munich until her death on the 25th of February 1868. She had married, in 1795, an actor, Stollmers (properly Smets), from whom she separated in 1799. In 1804 she married the tenor Friedrich Schroder, and on his death in 1825, an actor, Kunst. Mme Schroder's eldest daughter was the opera singer, Wilhelmine Devrient-Schroder (q.v.). See Ph. Schmidt, Sophie Schroder (Vienna, 1870) ; also Das Lexikon der deutsche?. Biihnen-Angehorigen.
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