Ida Von Duringsfeld, a German authoress, born at Militsch, Lower Silesia, Nov. 12, 1815. She early became proficient in modern languages and literature, and in music, and commenced her literary career at the age of 15 by writing for a Breslau journal. Her first works were Gedichte (1835), and a series of romances, Der Stern von Andalusien (1838), issued under the name of "Thekla." In 1841 she published at Breslau her Schloss Goczyn. This and other publications previous to her marriage with Baron Otto von Reinsberg, in 1845, appeared anonymously, but subsequently her writings have been published under her family name. Among her romances of "high life" are Skiz-zen aus der vornehmen Welt (1842-'5), Graf Chala (1845), Esther (1854), Clotilde (1855), Milena (1863), and Die Literaten (1863). Her historical romances are Margaretha von Valois und ihre Zeit (1847), and Antonio Foscarini (1850). Among her poetical publications are collections entitled Far Dich (1851), and Ami-mone (1852). In the Bohmische Rosen (1851) and Lieder aus Toscana (1855) she translated the folk songs of the Czechs and Tuscans. As the result of her travels appeared a series of sketches, among which is Aus Dalmatien (3 vols., Prague, 1855-7). During a residence in Belgium she collected the materials for a work entitled Von der Schelde Ms zur Maas (3 vols., Leipsic, 1861), in which she illustrated the intellectual progress of the Flemish people since 1830. She also wrote a work on proverbs, Das Sprichicort als Kosmopolit (3 vols., Leipsic, 1863).