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Winkworth, Catherine

(1829–78). Sister of S. Winkworth*; b. London, Eng.; cultured, devoted mem. of Ch. of Eng.; active, ardent supporter of societies for educ. and uplift of women. Her lifework was the tr. into Eng. of the best Ger. hymns. This work is embodied in her published Lyra Germanica and her Christian Singers of Germany. J. Julian* says in A Dictionary of Hymnology: “Miss Winkworth, although not the earliest of modern translators from the German into English, is certainly the foremost in rank and popularity. Her translations are the most widely used of any from that language and have had more to do with the modern revival of the English use of the German hymns than the versions of any other writer.”

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