Gropius House

Ise Gropius timeline 1

1897         Born Ilse Frank in Osterode, Germany

1912          Father loses family’s wealth and relocates household to Hannover

1913          Ise attends girls’ boarding school, returns home in 1916

1917          Becomes Red Cross nurse.

1919          Sent to England to learn to speak English

1921          Becomes engaged to Herman Frank, a distant cousin

1922          Moves to München, works at newspaper as a writer

1923          Mother dies and Ise returns to Hannover. Meets Gropius at a lecture