Devrient, Max

ACTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 12 Dec 1857, Hannover, Niedersachsen - DIED 13 Jun 1929, Chur (Switzerland)
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 C, nummer 10)

Max Devrient was the son of the actor Karl Devrient and a grandnephew of Ludwig Devrient. His mother was the actress Johanna Block. He debuted in Dresden in 1878 as Bertrand in Schiller's "Die Jungfrau von Orleans". He toured Germany before he was engaged at the Burgtheater in Vienna in 1882, where he debuted in Schillers's "Die Räuber".

He worked for many years at the Burgtheater, where he played Mephisto, Wallenstein, Ceasar and many other parts. From 1920 onwards he also worked as a director for the Burgtheater. In 1895 he had married the actress Babette Reinhold. After he divorved her he married her sister, Regina Maasch.

Family
• Father: Devrient, Karl August

Sources
• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien
Encyclopedia Britannica

Images

The grave of Max Devrient at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (20 sep 2004)

 


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Published: 21 Dec 2008
Last update: 22 Dec 2012