Elizabeth von Arnim (1866-1941)

Death: 9th February 1941
Location: St. Margaret's Church, Tylers Green, Buckinghamshire, England
Cause of death: Influenza
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British novelist and member of the German nobility. Born Mary Annette Beauchamp in Sydney, Australia, she was the cousin of Katherine Mansfield. She was brought up in England and in 1891 she married Count Henning August von Arnim. 
Her first book, Elizabeth and Her German Garden, was published in 1898 and it was a huge success, having to be reprinted over twenty times in the first year. 
Her husband died in 1910 and she married John Francis Stanley Russell, 2nd Earl Russell, in 1916. The marriage was unsuccessful and the couple divorced in 1919. She spent the remainder of her life in London, Switzerland and the French Riviera, until the outbreak of the Second World War when she moved to the United States. 
She died from complications of Influenza and was cremated in Washington, D.C. and then in 1947 her ashes were mixed with those of her brother and buried in the churchyard of St. Margaret’s Church in Tylers Green.