Frida Uhl

Austrian Writer
Born Apr 4, 1872

Frida Uhl was an Austrian writer and translator, who was closely associated to many important figures in 20th-century literature. She was married to August Strindberg. She was the daughter of the well-known Friedrich Uhl, editor of the Wiener Zeitung, and Maria Uhl, a devout Catholic.… Read More

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1872 Birth Born in 1872.


1893 21 Years Old She met Strindberg in early 1893, when she was only 20; they soon married and she at once tried to organize a production of his work in England, and took his financial affairs in hand. They had a daughter, Kerstin, together. Strindberg did not approve the active role Frida was taking in his business affairs, and the marriage ended in divorce in 1895.
1900 28 Years Old Frank Wedekind was the father of Frida's second child. She sent her children to be cared for by her parents. With a later lover, the poet Hanns Heinz Ewers, she started the first German cabaret in 1900. … Read More


1905 33 Years Old Her affair with the writer Werner von Oesteren was particularly stormy. She threatened him on two separate occasions with a revolver. Details of this relationship were made public in 1905 when she sued him for harassing a detective she had hired to follow him.
1908 36 Years Old In 1908 she fired a gun in a Viennese hotel on New Year's Day. … Read More


1912 40 Years Old On 26 June 1912, she opened the Cave of the Golden Calf, a nightclub decorated by Wyndham Lewis, Charles Ginner, and Spencer Gore. … Read More
1914 42 Years Old In 1914 she left for the United States, where she quickly secured a job with Fox Film.


1937 65 Years Old In 1937 she published the memoir Marriage with Genius.
1943 71 Years Old She spent her last years in her family's summer residence at Mondsee and died there at the age of 71 in 1943.
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