Lenau, Nikolaus

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Name
Lenau, Nikolaus Gender: M
born on 13 August 1802 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Csatad, Hungary, 46n01, 18e43
Timezone LMT m18e43 (is local mean time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Ring
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 19°32' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 11°45 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 26°55'



Nikolaus Lenau

Biography

Austrian poet known for melancholy lyrical verse that mirrors the pessimism of his time as well as his personal despair.

Severe depression and dissatisfaction characterized Lenau’s life. He began, but never completed, studies in law, medicine, and philosophy. A legacy in 1830 enabled him to devote himself to writing. Frequent moves, a number of unhappy love affairs, and a disastrous year-long emigration to the United States in 1832–33 further exemplified the general disappointment he felt at the failure of his life and acquaintances to measure up to his artistic ideals.

Lenau’s lifelong mental illness resulted in a complete breakdown in 1844 and later to near-total paralysis from which he never recovered. He was placed under for the rest of his life. He died in the asylum at Oberdöbling near Vienna on 22 August 1850.


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Events

Source Notes

Thomas ring, vol 3: "early in the morning"

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Mental Illness
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet

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