Meyer, Conrad Ferdinand

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Name
Meyer, Conrad Ferdinand Gender: M
born on 11 October 1825 at 20:15 (= 8:15 PM )
Place Zürich, Switzerland, 47n23, 8e32
Timezone LMT m8e32 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 18°12' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 16°03 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 22°21'



Conrad Ferdinand Meyer

Biography

Swiss writer noted for his historical tales and his poetry.

After completing his schooling, Meyer began to study law but suffered from depression, which compelled him to enter a mental home for a time. A long stay in French Switzerland, largely in Lausanne, gave him a thorough knowledge of French literature and culture; he also took up history, studying abroad in Paris and Italy. Rome, and especially the work of Michelangelo, was one of the decisive experiences in his life; Michelangelo’s monumental style became an ideal that he attempted to realize in his own poetry. He passed the rest of his life in Zürich or nearby, where, with no settled profession and of independent means, he was able to devote himself to his writing. From 1877 he had a country house at Kilchberg, near Zürich. In 1892 depression once again forced him into a mental home for a year, and afterward he did no more creative work.

Meyer began to write rather late, and his total output was relatively slender.

He died 28 November 1898.


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Taeger quotes Lescaut quoting biography, original source unknown

Categories

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

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