Kiepenheuer, Gustav

BORN 10 Jun 1880, Wetter-Wengerm, Nordrhein-Westfalen - DIED 6 Apr 1949, Weimar, Thüringen
GRAVE LOCATION Weimar, Thüringen: Historischer Friedhof, Poseckscher Garten

Gustav Kiepenheuer was educated as a bookseller in Bremen. During his studies he knew Ernst Rowolth and Kurt Wolff. In 1908 he took over the business of Ludwig Thelemann and in 1909 he founded the Gustav Kiepenheuer Verlag. He published classics as well as international authors. In later years he published contemporary German authors like Bertolt Brecht, Iwan Goll, anna Seghers and Stefan Zweig.

After the First World War he moved from Weimar to Potsdam and in 1929 he settle in Berlin. After the nazis came to power most of his authors were forbidden during and he was forced to cencentrate on older works and translations. In 1945 he returned to Weimar, where he planned a new publishing house together with Joseph Caspar Witsch. He died in Weimar in 1949 before it was established.

Related persons
• published work by Brecht, Bertolt
• published work by Goll, Ivan
• published work by Seghers, Anna


The grave of Gustav Kiepenheuer at the Friedhof vor dem Frauentor, Weimar.
Picture by Androom (01 Aug 2016)


Gustav Kiepenheuer - Wikipedia

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Published: 19 Nov 2017
Last update: 20 Apr 2022