Jacoby, Wilhelm

COMEDY WRITER, PUBLISHER, BOOKSELLER (GERMANY)
BORN 8 Mar 1855, Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz - DIED 20 Feb 1925, Wiesbaden, Hessen
GRAVE LOCATION Wiesbaden, Hessen: Nordfriedhof, Platter Strasse

Wilhelm Jacoby was the son of the publisher Dr. F.A. Jacoby. He worked in a library before he became an editor of the Niederschlesischen Anzeigers in Glogau. In 1878 he returned to his birthplace Mainz where he became the editor of the Mainzer Tagblatt. After he inherited his father's bookshop in Wiesbaden he settled there and worked as an author.

He mainly wrote farces, among them "Die Fürstin von Athen" (1883), "Pension Schöller" (1890, with Carl Laufs) and "Der Dukatenprinz" (1895). Film director Georg Jacoby (1882-1964) was his son.

Family
• Son: Jacoby, Georg

Images

The grave of Georg and Wilhelm Jacoby at the Nordfriedhof, Wiesbaden.
Picture by Androom (01 May 2013)

 

Sources
Wilhelm Jacoby – Wikipedia


Jacquemin, Jeanne

Published: 5 May 2018
Last update: 21 May 2018