Menzel, Wolfgang

BORN 21 Jun 1798, Waldenburg, Silesia - DIED 23 Apr 1873, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
GRAVE LOCATION Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg: Hoppenlau-friedhof

Wolfgang Menzel studied at Breslau, Jena and Bonn. Between 1820 and 1824 he worked as a teacher in Aarau. He settled in Stuttgart, here he was responsible for the literary part of the Morgenblatt, the Literaturlatt, from 1826 to 1848. From 1830 to 1838 he also had a seat in the Württemberg Diet. After his resignation in 1838 he devoted himself to literature entirely.

He published poems, novels and works of history. He was a strong opponent of innovation of poetry and especially rejected the work of Heinrich Heine.

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The grave of Wolfgang Menzel at the Hoppenlau Friedhof, Stuttgart.
Picture by Androom (31 Jan 2007)


Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Wolfgang Menzel (Literaturhistoriker) – Wikipedia

Mérante, Louis

Published: 12 Dec 2015
Last update: 26 Jan 2022