Minckwitz, Johannes

POET, TRANSLATOR, PHILOLOGIST (GERMANY)
BORN 21 Jan 1812, Lückersdorf, Sachsen - DIED 29 Dec 1885, Heidelberg-Neuenheim, Baden-Württemberg
GRAVE LOCATION Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg: Bergfriedhof, Rohrbacher Strasse (Abteilung D)

Johannes Minckwitz worked as a teacher in Dresden and Leipzig before he became a professor in Leipzig in 1861.

In 1838 he published "Graf von Platen als Mensch und Dichter". He married in 1842 and in 1845 king Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia awarded him a lifelong pension. He was the literary administrator of Von Platen and in 1852 he published his poetical works in two volumes.

During his time in Leipzig he was the centre of several conflicts. In 1883 he decided to move to Heidelberg with his family. There he died two years later. His son Johannes also tried his hand as an author and wrote mainly chess books.

Sources
Johannes Minckwitz (Schriftsteller) – Wikipedia
Professorenkatalog der Universität Leipzig - Die Professoren-Datenbank für Leipzig
ADB:Minckwitz – Wikisource


Minetti, Bernhard

Published: 29 May 2011
Last update: 28 Jan 2017