Tieck, Johann Ludwig

POET, NOVELIST, TRANSLATOR, CRITIC (PRUSSIA)
BORN 31 May 1771, Berlin - DIED 28 Apr 1853, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Dreifaltigkeitskirchhof II, Bergmanstrasse, Kreuzberg (I, B-3-3)

Johann Ludwig Tieck studied history and letters at the Universities of Halle, Göttingen and Erlangen. As an author he belonged to the Romantic School. He started out with short stories and his romantism is shown in, "Volksmärchen von Peter Lebrecht", a collection of plays and stories that he published in 1797.

In 1798 he married and in 1799 he went to Jena, where he met Goethe. In 1801 he moved on to Dresden and Frankfurt an der Oder. He travelled for several months in Italy. In 1817 he visited England to collect material for a publication on Shakespeare that he never finished.

In 1819 he settled in Dresden where a circle of admirers formed around him. In 1825 he became literary advisor to the Hoftheater. In 1836 he published "Der junge Tischlermeister" that he had begun in 1811. Richard Wagner was influenced by Tieck's "Phantasus" (1812-1817) when he wrote his "Tannhäuser".

In 1841 the Prussian king asked Tieck to return to Berlin and granted him a pension. He died in 1853 in Berlin.

Related persons
• was a friend of Fichte, Johann Gottlieb
• knew Friedrich, Caspar David
• knew Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
• knew Schiller, Johann Christoph Friedrich von
• was a friend of Schlegel, August Wilhelm von
• was a friend of Schlegel, Friedrich von
• was painted by Stieler, Joseph

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Wikipedia (English)

Images

The grave of Johann Ludwig Tieck at the Dreifaltigkeits-Friedhof (II), Berlin.
Picture by Androom (18 Aug 1996)

 


Tietjen, Heinz

Published: 26 Oct 2008
Last update: 26 Oct 2008