Vulpius, Christian August

NOVELIST (GERMANY)
BORN 23 Jan 1762, Weimar, Thüringen - DIED 26 Jun 1827, Weimar, Thüringen
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Friedhof vor dem Frauentor (Alter Friedhof) (right of main entrance of historical cemetery)

Christian Vulpius was educated at the Gymnasium in Weimar and then studied law in Jena and Erlangen. In 1790 he returned to Weimar. He was little succesfull was a writer, allthough Goethe - who lived with his sister - recommend his work.

In 1799 he finally found succes with his novel "Rinaldo Rinaldini, der Räuberhauptmann". It sold well in Germany and was also published abroad. He married Helene Deahna in 1801 and had two sons with her. In 1806 he became chief librarian in Weimar and in 1816 he received the title Großherzoglicher Rat. He published more novels. In 1824 he suffered a stroke, but he continued working until he died in 1827.

Related persons
• was supported by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
• is brother/sister of Vulpius, Christiane

Sources
Christian August Vulpius – Wikipedia
• Dressler, Roland & Jochen Klauss, Weimarer Friedhöfe, Böhlau Verlag, Weimar, 1996

Images

The grave of Christian Vulpius at the Friedhof vor dem Frauenturm, Weimar.
Picture by Androom (05 Feb 2005)

 


Vulpius, Christiane

Published: 1 Jan 2006
Last update: 5 May 2016