This article’s tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia’s guide to writing better articles for suggestions. Von Krüdener was born in Riga, Governorate of Livonia. Her oberlin, Waldersbach PDF, Otto Hermann von Vietinghoff-Scheel, who had fought as a colonel in Catherine II’s wars, was one of the two councillors for Livonia and a man of immense wealth.
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Juliana, was one of five children born into the wealthy Vietinghoff family. Her father, Otto Hermann von Vietinghoff-Scheel, had started accruing his wealth from a young age, for as a young man, he proved to possess a knack for business. With his high ambitions, he entered into commercial enterprises that became highly successful. Barbe-Julie’s mother, Anna Ulrika von Münnich von Vietinghoff-Scheel, was herself born into nobility.
Her grandfather, the famed Field Marshal Burkhard Christoph von Münnich, despite having been exiled for many years in Siberia, had led many successful campaigns against the Tartars and the Turks. Her education, according to her own account, consisted of lessons in French spelling, deportment and sewing. At an early age, Barbe-Julie began learning French and German. Although Barbe-Julie „was still an overgrown, undeveloped, silent girl, with a rather large nose and an uncertain complexion, ample promises of future beauty in her big blue eyes and curling chestnut hair, and in her singularly well-shaped hands and arms“. Her potential beauty, combined with her being the heir to her parents’ wealth, resulted in an onslaught of marriage proposals. Seeing no way out of her situation, the young baroness first starting conversing with God. She begged him to save her from this horrid situation.
As a result, Barbe-Julie began to believe that she personally had a divine connection with God. However, when Baron Burkhardt-Alexis-Constantine Krüdener, a widower sixteen years her senior, sought her hand, she had no such qualms. Munich where he remained until transferred to Copenhagen in 1787. Towards the end of the Napoleonic wars religious thought was in tune with the general disillusionment with the ideals of the French Revolution, and thus a search for an alternative. She had an influence on the Swiss Réveil, and for a time her ideas had a profound effect on Alexander I of Russia.
Meanwhile, the baroness had been revelling in the intellectual society of Coppet and of Paris. A gentleman of her acquaintance when about to salute her fell dying at her feet. Dresden, to Karlsruhe, to sit at the feet of Heinrich Jung-Stilling who had great influence at the court of Baden and Stockholm and St. This remained for two years her headquarters. In 1812 she was at Strassburg, whence she paid more than one visit to J.
Alexander might find at the hands of Madame de Krüdener the peace which an interview with Jung-Stilling had failed to bring him. In the spring of 1815 the baroness was settled at Schlüchtern, a Baden enclave in Württemberg, busy persuading the peasants to sell all and fly from the wrath to come. Near this, at Heilbronn, the emperor Alexander established his headquarters on June 4. That very night the baroness sought and obtained an interview. At the tsar’s request she followed him to Heidelberg and later to Paris, where she was lodged at the Hotel Montchenu, next door to the imperial headquarters in the Élysée Palace. A private door connected the establishments, and every evening the emperor went to take part in the prayer-meetings conducted by the baroness and Empeytaz. In this religious forcing-house the idea of the Holy Alliance germinated and grew to rapid maturity.
On September 26 the portentous proclamation, which was to herald the opening of a new age of peace and goodwill on earth, was signed by the sovereigns of Russia, Austria and Prussia. Its authorship has ever been a matter of dispute. She left Paris on October 22, 1815, intending to travel to St. The tsar, however, offended by her indiscretions and sensible of the ridicule which his relations with her had brought upon him, showed little disposition to hurry her arrival.