Arens, Leopold

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.


The grave of Leopold Arens at the Französischer Friedhof II, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (29 Aug 2008)


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Published: 01 Dec 2018
Last update: 15 Feb 2022