BORN 28 Sep 1840, Kranichfield, Thüringen - DIED 21 Sep 1905, Meiningen, Thüringen|
GRAVE LOCATION Meiningen, Thüringen: Parkfriedhof, Am Steinernen Berg
Rudolf Baumbach was the son of the court physician Karl Julius Gustav Baumbach (1812-1847). In 1847 his father died of typhoid fever. He was educated in Meiningen and in 1860 he entered Leipzig University to study natural sciences. From 1863 to 1864 he studied in Würzburg. After he finished his studies he worked as an assistant at the Botanical Institute in Freiburg im Breisgau. Money problems forced him to become a private teacher and he worked in Vienna, Brno and Graz. He had his only love affair with the daughter of an employer, but both had little money and he saw himself forced to end the affair and move to Trieste.
There he started earning money as an author and "Zlatorog" (1876) was praised by Robert Hamerling and his novel "Trug-Gold" (1878) was a success. He published poetry, novels and fairytales. His poem "Die Lindenwirtin" was set to music by Franz Abt. In 1885 he was able to give up teaching and return to his family in Meiningen. He lived there until his death in 1905.
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