Susanne von Klettenberg
|Intro||German abbess and writer|
|A.K.A.||Susanne Katharina Seiffart von Klettenberg|
|Was||Poet Writer Philosopher Artist|
|Type||Arts Literature Philosophy|
|Birth||19 December 1723, Frankfurt am Main, Germany|
|Death||16 December 1774, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (aged 51 years)|
Susanne Katharina Seiffart von Klettenberg (19 December 1723 – 16 December 1774) was a German abbess and writer. She was a friend of Katharina Elisabeth Goethe, the mother of writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Klettenberg corresponded with Goethe, and he shaped a character, "Beautiful Soul," after her in his novel Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship. She was also a friend of Friedrich Christoph Steinhofer (1706–1761), a former co-episcopus of the Moravian Church.