Devrient, Max

BORN 12 Dec 1857, Hannover, Niedersachsen - DIED 13 Jun 1929, Chur, Graubünden
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 32 C, Nummer 10)

Max Devrient was the son of the actor Karl Devrient and a grandnephew of Ludwig Devrient. His mother was the actress Johanna Block. He debuted in Dresden in 1878 as Bertrand in Schiller's "Die Jungfrau von Orleans". He toured Germany before he was engaged at the Burgtheater in Vienna in 1882, where he debuted in Schillers's "Die Räuber".

He worked for many years at the Burgtheater, where he played Mephisto, Wallenstein, Ceasar and many other parts. From 1920 onwards he also worked as a director for the Burgtheater. In 1895 he had married the actress Babette Reinhold. After he divorced her he married her sister, Regina Maasch.

• Father: Devrient, Karl August
• Wife: Devrient-Reinhold, Babette (1895-) (divorce or separation)


The grave of Max Devrient at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (20 sep 2004)


• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien

Devrient, Otto

Published: 21 Dec 2008
Last update: 18 Aug 2022