Mendelssohn, Franz von

BORN 25 Jan 1829, Berlin - DIED 20 Feb 1889, Berlin
BIRTH NAME Mendelssohn, Franz
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche I, Halleschen Tor, Kreuzberg (Abteilung 3/1)

Franz von Mendelssohn was the son of Alexander Mendelssohn and his wife Marianne Seeligmann. Since the 1850s he was one of the directors of the bajik that was founded by his grandfather in 1795. In 1856 he married Enore Biarnez. She was the widow of his brother Adolph Mendelssohn (1826-1851).

Franz von Mendelssohn was well connected in Berlin society and his love for music brought him into the circle of friends around Clara Schumann. In 1888 he was knighted by emperor Friedrich III who wanted to knight a memeber of a liberal family. But Franz was conservative and checked with Otto Bismarck that he would support his knighthood. He died in 1889 in Berlin.

• Father: Mendelssohn, Alexander
• Son: Mendelssohn, Robert von
• Son: Mendelssohn, Franz von


The grave of Franz von Mendelsohn at the Kirchhof Jerusalem und Neue Kirche I, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (28 May 2015)


• Blubacher, Thomas, Gibt es etwas Schöneres als Sehnsucht?, Die Geschwister Eleonora und Francesco von Mendelssohn, Henschel Verlag, Leipzig, 2008
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Mendelssohn, Franz von

Published: 16 Jul 2023
Last update: 16 Jul 2023