Spielhagen, Friedrich

NOVELIST (GERMANY)
BORN 24 Feb 1829, Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt - DIED 23 Feb 1911, Berlin: Charlottenburg
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Friedhof der Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirchengemeinde, Fürstenbrunnerweg 69-79 (D1)

Friedrich Spielhagen studied law and philology in Bonn. He worked as a teacher in Pommern and also tried his luck as a soldier and as an actor. After his father died he turned his attention completely to literature.

He was the author of novels in which he frequently pointed at people or events of his own time. In 1861 his "Problematische Naturen" (1078 pages) made him famous. Allthough he was no admirer of Prussia, his succes prompted him to move from Hanover to Berlin. There he worked for several magazines and he continued writing novels.

Works: "Clara Vere" (1857); "Auf Der Düne" (1858); "Problematische Naturen; Durch Nacht Zum Licht" (1861); "Faustulus" (1897); "Stimme Des Himmels" (1903).

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
• Aubert, Joachim, Handbuch der Grabstätten berühmten Deutscher, Österreicher und Schweizer, Deutscher Kunstverlag, München, 1973

Images

The grave of Friedrich Spielhagen at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Friedhof, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (29 Mar 2007)

 


Spinoza, Benedict de

Published: 8 Jul 2007
Last update: 26 Jun 2016