Schwab, Gustav

WRITER, TRANSLATOR, POET, PUBLISHER (GERMANY)
BORN 19 Jun 1792, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg - DIED 4 Nov 1850, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
GRAVE LOCATION Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg: Hoppenlau-friedhof

Gustav Schwab was the son of a professor. He studied Philology, Philosophy and Theology at Tübingen. He became friends with Ludwig Uhland and Karl Varnhagen, with whom he published a volume of poetry titled "Deutscher Dichterwald".

In 1813 he travelled to the North and met Goethe, Schleiermacher, De la Motte Fouqué and de Chamisso. He became a teacher in Stuttgart in 1818. From 1833 onwards he published the literary magazine "Deutschen Muselalmanch" together with De Chamisso.

In 1837 he became a pastor in Gomaringen and in 1841 he went back to Stuttgart, where he in 1845 he became a general director of the schools in Württemberg. Schwab was a member of the Schwäbischen Dichterbund, a circle of poets around Justinus Kerner and Ludwig Uhland.

Related persons
• cooperated with Chamisso, Adelbert von
• met Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
• met Motte-Fouqué, Friedrich Heinrich Karl, Freiherr de la
• was influenced by Uhland, Ludwig
• knew Zumsteeg, Emilie

Sources
Baedeker's Stuttgart, Automobile Association, 1987
Wikipedia (English)
Lexikon Geschichte Baden+Württemberg: Sch (von Schad bis Schwaben)

Images

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

 


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Published: 15 Apr 2007
Last update: 18 Dec 2010