Bierbaum, Otto Julius

WRITER, POET (GERMANY)
BORN 28 Jun 1865, Grünberg, Niederschlesien (now: Zielona Góra) - DIED 1 Feb 1910, Kötzschenbroda, Sachsen
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Waldfriedhof (43-W-22)

Otto Bierbaum studied in Leipzig. He worked as a journalist and became the editor of several journals, among them "Pan" and "Die Insel". He wrote novels, poems and plays. His novel "Stilpe" (1897) was the inspiration for Ernst von Wolzogen's cabaret "Überbrettl".

He was close to the secessionist painters in Munich and he wrote books about Böcklin and Stuck. Between 1891 and 1894 he published the "Moderne Musenalmanak".

Related persons
• wrote about Böcklin, Arnold
• wrote about Stuck, Franz von

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
• Scheibmayr, Erich, Wer? Wann? Wo?, Persönlichkeiten in Münchner Friedhöfen, Verlag Erich Scheibmayr, München, 1989

Images

The grave of Otto Bierbaum at the Waldfriedhof in Munich.
Picture by Androom (23 Aug 2010)

 


Bildt, Paul

Published: 19 Dec 2010
Last update: 19 Dec 2010