|AUTHOR, HISTORIAN (GERMANY)|
BORN 22 Oct 1805, Prenzlau, Brandenburg - DIED 3 Oct 1876, Wiesbaden, Hessen|
GRAVE LOCATION Wiesbaden, Hessen: Alter Friedhof, Platter Strasse
Adolf Stahr was the son of the military preacher Johann Adam Stahr (1768-1839). He studied theology in Halle but soon switched to philology. For ten years he worked as a teacher in Halle. In 1834 he married Marie Krätz, the daughter of a preacher. They had five children. In 1836 he was appointed professor at the Gymnasium in Oldenburg. He also worked as a theatre critic.
Because of bad health he was able to take a long time off from his work and he travelled to Paris, Switzerland and Italy. In Paris he met Heinrich Heine and in Rome he met the author Fanny Lewald. They fell in love and saw each other regularly. Stahr stayed with his family until he gave up his teaching position in 1852 and he left for Berlin to be with Fanny. In 1855 he married Fanny.
They travelled together and he published works on G.E. Lessing (1859) and J.W. von Goethe (1865-1868). During his last years he suffered from illnesses and he died during a cure in Wiesbaden.
Wife: Lewald, Fanny (1855-1876)
wrote about Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
knew Heine, Heinrich
wrote about Lessing, Gotthold Ephraïm
Adolf Stahr â€“ Wikipedia