The Baroness Magdalena von Westfalen was a member of the Imperial Court at Neue Sanssouci under the reign of Friedrich IV. She was a close friend of the Countess Annerose von Grünewald. It is unknown whether or not Magdalena supported Reinhard von Lohengramm's rise to power, but she seemed rather fond of Reinhard, so it is probable.
In Imperial Year 786, Magdalena was caught up in an assassination attempt on Kaiser Friedrich IV at the estate of Prince Otto von Braunschweig during Princess Elizabeth von Goldenbaum's birthday party, when exiled-nobleman Marquis Klopstock bombed the estate. Fortunately, Magdalena was unharmed in the attack.