Throughout history, there have been many German women writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great German female writers such as Anne Frank, Cornelia Funke, Herta Müller, Franka Potente, Heike Makatsch.
Anne FrankAnne Frank
12 June 1929, German
Writer
Cornelia FunkeCornelia Funke
10 December 1958, German
Author of children’s fiction

Herta MüllerHerta Müller
17 August 1953, German
Writer

Franka PotenteFranka Potente
22 July 1974, German
Actor, Screenwriter, Writer

Traudl JungeTraudl Junge
16 March 1920, German
Memoirist, Painter, Secretary, Writer

Margot FrankMargot Frank
16 February 1926, German
Second World War victim
Lina HeydrichLina Heydrich
14 June 1911, German
Writer

Maria RivaMaria Riva
13 December 1924, German, American
Actress

Emilie SchindlerEmilie Schindler
22 October 1907, Austrian, German
Writer, Autobiographer
Heike MakatschHeike Makatsch
13 August 1971, German
Actor, Television presenter, Writer, Singer,

Lilli PalmerLilli Palmer
24 May 1914, German
Actor, Writer, Table tennis player, Autobiographer
Ulrike MeinhofUlrike Meinhof
07 October 1934, German
Journalist, Writer, Sociologist

Angela GossowAngela Gossow
05 November 1974, German
Singer, Journalist, Writer, Songwriter

Assia WevillAssia Wevill
15 May 1927, German
Socialite, Poet

Christiane F.Christiane F.
20 May 1962, German
Actor, Writer

Cosima WagnerCosima Wagner
24 December 1837, German
Composer, Writer, Director
Hildegard KnefHildegard Knef
28 December 1925, German
Actor, Writer, Singer, Autobiographer, Stage

Elisabeth Förster-NietzscheElisabeth Förster-Nietzsche
10 July 1846, German
Archivist

Annemarie SchimmelAnnemarie Schimmel
07 April 1922, German
Translator, Writer, University teacher

Katrin HimmlerKatrin Himmler
1967 AD, German
writer, historian of the modern age
Gertrude the GreatGertrude the Great
06 January 1256, German
Nun

Jil SanderJil Sander
27 November 1943, German
Fashion designer
Elsa von Freytag-LoringhovenElsa von Freytag-Loringhoven
12 July 1874, German
Sculptor, Writer, Painter, Model, Poet, Artist

Bertha PappenheimBertha Pappenheim
27 February 1859, Austrian, German
Writer, Journalist, Social worker, Feminist

Sahra WagenknechtSahra Wagenknecht
16 July 1969, German
Politician, Economist, Non-fiction writer,
Dolly BusterDolly Buster
23 October 1969, German
Adult Film Star, Writer, Actor, Politician,

Nelly SachsNelly Sachs
10 December 1891, German, Swedish
Poet, Playwright, Writer
Elizabeth von ArnimElizabeth von Arnim
31 August 1866, German, British
Writer, Novelist

Méret OppenheimMéret Oppenheim
06 October 1913, Swiss, German
Photographer, Writer, Painter, Model, Visual

Charlotte RocheCharlotte Roche
18 March 1978, German
Actor, Television presenter, Writer
Christa WolfChrista Wolf
18 March 1929, German, Polish
Writer, Screenwriter, Politician, Unofficial

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Bettina von ArnimBettina von Arnim
04 April 1785, German
Writer, Salon-holder, Composer, Novelist
Anna SeghersAnna Seghers
19 November 1900, German
Writer

Ursula KuczynskiUrsula Kuczynski
15 May 1907, German
Spy

Margret ReyMargret Rey
16 May 1906, German, American
Writer

Else Lasker-SchülerElse Lasker-Schüler
11 February 1869, German
Poet
Ann-Marie MacDonaldAnn-Marie MacDonald
29 October 1948, German
actor, television presenter, novelist, journalist
HrotsvithaHrotsvitha
0935 AD, German
playwright, hagiographer, poet, writer

Bel KaufmanBel Kaufman
10 May 1911, German, American
Teacher

Annette von Droste-HülshoffAnnette von Droste-Hülshoff
10 January 1797, German
Writer

Luise RinserLuise Rinser
30 April 1911, German
Writer
Lisel MuellerLisel Mueller
08 February 1924, German, American
Poet

Rahel VarnhagenRahel Varnhagen
19 May 1771, German
Writer

Gisèle FreundGisèle Freund
19 December 1908, German, French
Photographer

Loki SchmidtLoki Schmidt
03 March 1919, German
Writer

Charlotte von SteinCharlotte von Stein
25 December 1742, German
Writer
Barbara von KrüdenerBarbara von Krüdener
22 November 1764, German
Mystic

Sophie von La RocheSophie von La Roche
06 December 1730, German
Writer
Marie Luise KaschnitzMarie Luise Kaschnitz
31 January 1901, German
Short Story Writer

Eva FigesEva Figes
15 April 1932, German, British
Author

Lily BraunLily Braun
02 July 1865, German
Writer
Louise Otto-PetersLouise Otto-Peters
26 March 1819, German
Journalist, Writer

Fanny LewaldFanny Lewald
21 March 1811, German, Russian
Author
HrosvithaHrosvitha
0935 AD, German
Writer

Ida, countess von Hahn-HahnIda, countess von Hahn-Hahn
22 June 1805, German
Author

Marie d'AgoultMarie d'Agoult
31 December 1805, German
French author