Johanna Clara Louise Lehzen, better known as Baroness Louise Lehzen, was the governess, and later adviser and companion, to Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. — Born to a Lutheran pastor in Hanover, in 1819 Lehzen entered the household of the Duchess of Kent and …
Painted by Carl Friedrich Koepke for Queen Victoria, c. 1842
Princess Victoria with her spaniel Dash in a painting by George Hayter, 1833
Victoria's marriage to Prince Albert led to disagreements and Lehzen's eventual dismissal.