Schröder-Bürger, Sophie

BORN 28 Feb 1781, Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 25 Feb 1868, München, Bayern
BIRTH NAME Bürger, Antoinette Sophie Luise
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (39-13-21)

Sophie Schröder was the daughter of the actor Gottfried Bürger. Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient was her daughter. Sophie was well known for her parts in plays by Grillparzer.

She debuted in 1793 in St. Petersburg as Lina in Dittersdorff's opera "Das Rote Käppchen". In 1795 in Riga she married Stollmers (whose real name was Johann Nikolaus Smets von Ehrenstein), the director of the theatre in that city. In 1798 they went to the Burgtheater in Vienna.

After she divorced Stollmers she moved to Hamburg in 1801. There she convinced the public as a tragedian. In 1804 she married the singer and actor Friedrich Schröder. In 1813 she fled Hamburg because marshall Davout wanted to take her to France because of her patriotic sympathies.

From 1815 to 1829 she worked for the Burgtheater once more. Her husband died in 1818 in Karlsbad. In 1825 she married the actor Wilhelm Kunst, but the marriage didn't last long. From 1831 onwards she was engaged at the Hoftheater in Munich, but from 1835 to 1840 she worked for the Hoftheater again. In 1840 she retired and she lived in Augsburg for many years before she moved to Munich where she died in 1868.

• Daughter: Schröder-Devrient, Wilhelmine

Related persons
• was teacher to Dahn, Ludwig
• was admired by Ludwig I, König von Bayern


The grave of Sophie Schröder at the Alte Südfriedhof, München.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2008)


• Hufnagel, Max Joseph, Berühmte Tote im Südlichen Friedhof zu München, Zeke Verlag, Würzburg, 1983
Sophie Schröder – Wikipedia

Schröder-Devrient, Wilhelmine

Published: 03 Jan 2016
Last update: 15 Feb 2022