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Ottilie Assing dated Frederick Douglass in the past, but they broke up in 1884. Ottilie Assing dated Frederick Douglass for 2 years. Ottilie Assing is now deceased.

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Ottilie Assing

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Why Famous: Affair with Frederick Douglass

Age: 165 (2/11/1819 - 8/21/1984)

 

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Frederick Douglass

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Why Famous:  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, memoir

Age: 77 (2/14/1818 - 2/20/1895)

 

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Event Start Date Length
Dating 1882 2 years
Broke Up 1884 --
 Total2 years

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Where and/or how did Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass meet?

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Why did Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass break up?

While Assing was in Europe, trying to establish her claim to her sister's estate (including her mother's, and the Varnhagens' papers) she read in a newspaper that Douglass was to marry his 20-years-younger white secretary, Helen Pitts.

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She had already been diagnosed with incurable breast cancer. In 1884, she committed suicide with cyanide in Paris in a public park.As per the will left in her hotel, her correspondence with Douglass was burned and Douglass received her meager estate.

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