Schubart, Christian Friedrich Daniel

ORGANIST (GERMANY)
BORN 26 Mar 1739, Obersontheim, Schwaben - DIED 10 Oct 1791, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
GRAVE LOCATION Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg: Hoppenlau-friedhof

Christian Schubert entered Erlangen university in 1758 to study Theology. He left University after two years and worked as a private tutor and as an assistant preacher before he became organist in Geislingen and Ludwigsburg. Because of blasphemy he was expelled from Baden-Württemberg and lived in Augsburg, where he started "Deutsche Chronik" (1774-1778).

After he attacked the Jesuits he was forced to leave Augsburg and went to Ulm, where he was arrested in 1777. He was locked up in the fortress of Hohenasperg until Frederick the Great requested his release in 1787. He was appointed musical director and manager of the theatre in Stuttgart. Before he was able to complete his autobiography he died in 1791.

Sources
Baedeker's Stuttgart, Automobile Association, 1987

Images

The grave of Christian Schubart at the Hoppenlau Friedhof, Stuttgart.
Picture by Androom (31 Jan 2007)

 


Schubert, Franz Peter

Published: 29 Feb 2008
Last update: 18 Dec 2010