Feuerbach, Joseph Anselm

BORN 9 Sep 1798, Jena, Thüringen - DIED 8 Sep 1851, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg
GRAVE LOCATION Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg: Alter Friedhof, Stadtstrasse (124)

Oldest son of the famous criminologist Paul Johann Anselm Feuererbach. He was educated in Bamberg and Erlangen, where he studied history and theology. He suffered from depressions but it seems that a stay in Dresden with the artists around Elisa von der Recke cured him. In 1820 he was able to continue his studies in Heidelberg.

In 1825 he became a teacher at a gymnasium in Speyer. His son by his first wife Amalie Keerl, the famous painter Anselm Feuerbach, was born in 1829. In 1830 Amalie died and in 1834 he married Henriette Heydenreich. In 1836 he obtained a professorship in Freiburg im Breisgau. He worked for the university until his death in 1851.

• Father: Feuerbach, Paul Johann Anselm, Ritter von
• Son: Feuerbach, Anselm
• Brother: Feuerbach, Ludwig Andreas


The grave of Joseph Anselm Feuerbach at the Alter Friedhof, Freiburg im Breisgau.
Picture by Androom (04 Sep 2008)


Bust of Joseph Anselm Feuerbach in Jena.
Picture by Androom (02 Aug 2016)


• Aubert, Joachim, Handbuch der Grabstätten berühmten Deutscher, Österreicher und Schweizer, Deutscher Kunstverlag, München, 1973
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Joseph Anselm Feuerbach – Wikipedia

Feuerbach, Ludwig Andreas

Published: 10 Nov 2013
Last update: 20 Apr 2022