|born on||15 August 1740 at 22:30 (= 10:30 PM )|
|Place||Reinfeld, Germany, 53n49, 10e28|
|Timezone||LMT m10e28 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||23°12' 11°57 Asc. 06°20'|
German poet, journalist and author. A prolific writer, he published a large number of prose, essays and poems. He is known for his idyllic poetry and for his folk songs. Claudius was a highly respected and recognized figure in the literary avant-garde of Europe during the 1770s, and he formed a number of friendships including with Klopstock and Herder. His newspapers, were favorably regarded by the cultural leaders of Germany, and the collection of his work was widely praised, most notably by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Wieland. Recently there are reprints of his published works, newspapers, and letters. Critics have begun to discover the contributions Claudius made to the development of modern literature.
He died 21 January 1815, Hamburg, Germany.
- friend relationship with Herder, Johann Gottfried (born 25 August 1744)
- friend relationship with Klopstock, Friedrich Gottlieb (born 2 July 1724)
Thomas Ring, vol. 1 quotes family bible.
Sy Scholfield quotes same data in "Matthias Claudius" by Helmut Glagla and Dieter Lohmeier (Westholsteinische Verlagsanstalt Boyens, 1990), p. 51: "Anno 1740, ist mein Sohn Matthias d. 15 august des abends um halb Elff Uhr gebohren."
- Traits : Personality : Creative
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (12 kids)
- Vocation : Writers : Poet
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession