A PERSONAL DIARY
Franziska von Hohenheim (1748–1811) was Duke Carl Eugen's official mistress from 1772, and later became his second wife. She lived by his side for more than 20 years and relocated to Kirchheim unter Teck as dowager duchess in 1795. She had recorded the events of the past 15 years in her diary. Her spelling is of particular note, as it deviated considerably from the typical spelling of the period.