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Carmen Sylva

Carmen Sylva is the name adopted in literature by Elizabeth, Queen of Roumania, who, born in 1843 of Prince Hermann of Wied and Maria of Nassau, married in 1869 Charles of Roumania. Her only daughter dying in 1874, the queen sought consolation in literature, and in 1880 published, under the name of Carmen Sylva, two poems at Leipzig. Since then she has written much and often. She also interests herself greatly in the industries of her countrywomen, and in the war of 1877-78 she won the hearts of her people by her devotion to the wounded.