Vulpius, Christian August

BORN 23 Jan 1762, Weimar, Thüringen - DIED 26 Jun 1827, Weimar, Thüringen
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Historischer Friedhof (Alter Friedhof, Neuer Friedhof, Friedhof vor dem Frauentor), Poseckscher Garten (right of main entrance of historical cemetery)

Christian Vulpius was educated at the Gymnasium in Weimar and then studied law in Jena and Erlangen. In 1790 he returned to Weimar. He was little successfull was a writer, although Goethe - who lived with his sister - recommend his work.

In 1799 he finally found success with his novel "Rinaldo Rinaldini, der Räuberhauptmann". It sold well in Germany and was also published abroad. He married Helene Deahna in 1801 and had two sons with her. In 1806 he became chief librarian in Weimar and in 1816 he received the title Großherzoglicher Rat. He published more novels. In 1824 he suffered a stroke, but he continued working until he died in 1827.

Related persons
• was supported by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
• is brother/sister of Vulpius, Christiane

12/7/1788Goethe meets Christiane Vulpius for the first time. She spoke to him at the Park an der Ilm in Weimar on behalf of her brother, the author Christian Vulpius. A long affair resulted and in 1806 they would finally marry. [Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von][Vulpius, Christiane]


The grave of Christian Vulpius at the Friedhof vor dem Frauenturm, Weimar.
Picture by Androom (05 Feb 2005)


• Blumenfeld, Carl, Goethe, Taschen, 1986
• Dressler, Roland & Jochen Klauss, Weimarer Friedhöfe, Böhlau Verlag, Weimar, 1996
Christian August Vulpius – Wikipedia

Vulpius, Christiane

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 03 Jan 2022