Dr. Leonie Spitzer

Title: Dr.
Prename: Leonie
Surname: Spitzer
Profession: Writer, teacher
Birthday: 05/17/1891
Place of birth: Vienna
Date of death: 06/05/1940
Place of death: Oxford, Great Britain
Education: Private lessons in Vienna; 1912 teaching certificate for French and English language; 1912–13 study visit to Oxford; 1916 final high school examinations (*Matura*) and subsequently university studies (Anglo-Saxon, Gothic, Ancient Greek) in Vienna; 1920 doctorate; 1923 state teaching examination
Career: 1921–22 works in a publishing house; 1923–38 middle school and high school teacher, Vienna; 1938 forced retirement; escapes to Italy, then in 1939 to Oxford with the support of the British Federation of University Women (BFUW); 1939–40 Cheltenham Ladies’ College and Crofton Grange School
Biographical literature: Siglinde Bolbecher and Konstantin Kaiser, *Lexikon der österreichischen Exilliteratur* (Vienna: Deuticke, 2000), 607; *Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon 1815–1950* 59 (2007), no. 13: 41; [*Neue Deutsche Biographie*, "Leonie Spitzer"](http://www.deutsche-biographie.de/sfzS17078-5.html)
Major works: *Wandlungen der Liebe* (ed. Helene Adolf, Darmstadt: Bläschke, 1978); *Die Familie Höchst: Romanfragment aus der Zeit von Österreichs Umbruch*, ed. Helene Adolf (Bad Soden: Woywod, 1986)
Links: [Deutsche Liebeslyrik, Leonie Spitzer](http://www.deutsche-liebeslyrik.de/spitzer_leonie.htm)