Facius, Angelika Bellonata

BORN 13 Oct 1806, Weimar, Thüringen - DIED 20 Apr 1887, Weimar, Thüringen
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Historischer Friedhof, Poseckscher Garten (eastern wall)

Dachter of the medalist Friedrich Wilhelm Facius (1764-1843). Because she was born on the night before the Battle of Jena and Auerstadt her second name was Bellonata. She was educated for five years by her father and by Peter Kaufmann in Weimar.

Goethe as well as the Duke of Weimar recognised her talents early and she was able to continue her studies with Christian Daniel Rauch in Berlin.There Rietschel and Drake were her fellow students. From 1835 onwards she worked in Weimar where she created many medals of her contemporaties.

Related persons
• knew Drake, Friedrich
• was supported by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
• was pupil of Rauch, Christian Daniel
• knew Rietschel, Ernst


The grave of Angelika Facius at the Friedhof vor dem Frauenturm, Weimar.
Picture by androom (21 May 2006)


• Dressler, Roland & Jochen Klauss, Weimarer Friedhöfe, Böhlau Verlag, Weimar, 1996
Angelica Bellonata Facius – Wikipedia

Failoni, Sergio

Published: 18 Nov 2017
Last update: 20 Jan 2022