|WRITER, TEACHER (GERMANY)|
BORN 20 Feb 1819, Breslau (now: Wroclaw) - DIED 5 Jan 1891, Berlin|
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche III, Mehringdamm 21 (Halleschen Tor), Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (1/2-Erbb. 426)
Rudolf Löwenstein was born into a Jewish family but he was baptised when he was nine years old. He studied at the universities of Breslau and Berlin. In 1836 some of his poems were published but he made his name when his series of poems "Der Kindergarten" was published in 1846.
He was a member of the literary movement "Tunnel über der Spree" ("Tunnel over the Spree"), where he met Theodor Fontane. In 1848 he started the satirical magazine "Kladderadatsch" together with David Kalisch and Ernst Dohm.
He participated in the Revolution of 1848 and after its suppression he was forced to leave Prussia in 1849. But in 1850 he was able to return to Berlin, where he continued his work for "Kladderadatsch" for another 37 years. In 1887 he retired from public life.
knew Fontane, Theodor