Fleck, Johann Friedrich Ferdinand

ACTOR, DIRECTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 10 Jan 1757, Breslau - DIED 20 Dec 1801, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche II, Zossener Strasse (Halleschen Tor), Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (1/1-1-23 52)

Son of a civil servant from Breslau. In 1777 he started to study theology in Halle, but he had little money to pay for his studies and soon he turned his attention to a stage career. He debuted in Leizig and was engaged in Hamburg from 1779 to 1781. In 1781 he moved to Berlin and from 1783 onwards he was engaged at the Nationaltheater. In 1790 king Friedrich Wilhelm II made him director of the Hoftheater.

He married the young actress Luise Muhl in 1793 and with her he travelled to his hometown Breslau in 1798. His stage appearances there were very succesful.

During his career he played over 200 parts, among them Hamlet and Wallenstein. He died in 1801in Berlin. Two years after his death playwright August Iffland paid J.G. Schadow to create a monument for his grave.

Family
• Wife: Schröck-Fleck, Luise (1793-1801)

Related persons
• has grave monument designed by Schadow, Johann Gottfried

Sources
• Hammer, Klaus, Historische Friedhöfe & Grabmäler in Berlin, Stattbuch Verlag, Berlin, 1994

Images

The grave of J.F.F. Fleck at the Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche II, Halleschen Tor, Kreuzberg, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (08 Apr 2003)

 


Fleming, Walter Millard

Published: 24 May 2010
Last update: 24 May 2010