WHY WAS SHE CALLED "BADEN'S JANE OF ALL TRADES"?
Karoline Luise had probably the most varied interests of any woman at the Baden court. She acquired more than 3,300 scientific volumes–and read them–covering art, literature, theology, history, natural sciences and medicine. Karoline Luise painted and was a passionate collector. Her lively correspondence with writers and scholars included personal contact with Voltaire who held her in high regard. Philosopher Johan Caspar Lavater called her the "Jane of all Trades and Many Questions" in 1782.