|STENOGRAPHER, INVENTOR (LITHUANIA)|
BORN 4 Dec 1817, Rakishi - DIED 22 Dec 1882, Berlin|
BIRTH NAME Arens, Leopold Alexander Friedrich
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Französischer Friedhof II, Liessenstrasse 7, Mitte
Lepoold Arens studied philosophy, history and linguistics at the university of Dorpat (now Tartu). In 1841 he was engaged as a tutor by the Kurland family. He went to Berlin in 1844 and in 1848 he joined a volunteer corps when Schleswig-Holstein rose against Denmark. After a month it was dissolved. In 1840 he had learned shorthand and he developed his own version in 1850. In 1860 he published it in a textbook. His system was widely used in Europe, especially in Sweden.
He married Maria Auguste Gaillard-Hintberg (d.1897) in 1856. They had no children. In 1859 he was engaged at the Berliner Handwerkerverein. He died in 1882 in Berlin.
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