German novelist best known for her novel Geschichte des Fräuleins von Sternheim (History of the Fräulein von Sternheim).
She was engaged to Christoph Martin Wieland, who published her first novel, but married Georg von La Roche instead.
Her novels often featured moral instruction for young women on how to live.
She was married to Georg von La Roche from 1753 to 1788, and they had eight children.
She was a contemporary of the writer Johann Von Goethe.