Calwer, Richard

BORN 21 Jan 1868, Esslingen, Baden-Württemberg - DIED 12 Jun 1927, Berlin: Charlottenburg
GRAVE LOCATION Stahnsdorf, Brandenburg: Südwestkirchhof, Bahnhofstrasse (Block Reformation, Feld 4, Erbbegräbnis 56)

Richard Calwer studied theology and economics in Tübingen, München and Berlin. He left university without graduarting. In 1891 he joined the SPD and in the next year he became an editor of the Münchener Post. Stations at the Braunschweiger Volksfreund and the Leipziger Volkszeitung followed.

Politically he was part of the revisionist wing of the SPD. e wanted to cooperate with other parties. From 1898 to 1893 he was a member of the Reichstag for Braunschweig. In 1903 and 1907 he failed to be elected. From 1900 to 1903 he was the publisher of "Das Wirtschaftsjahr". He pleaded for anticyclical measures to fight unemployment like Keynes would do in later years. During and after the First World War his Calwer Index supported the measurement of inflation. Calwer committed suicide in 1927 in Berlin.


The grave of Richard Calwer at the Südwestfriedhof in Stahnsdorf, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (27 Jan 2008)


• Gottschalk, Wolfgang, Südwestfriedhof Stahnsdorf, Verlag Dirk Nishen, Berlin, 1991
• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2006
Richard Calwer - Wikipedia

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Published: 08 Dec 2021
Last update: 14 Feb 2022