Wieland, Christoph

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Wieland, Christoph Gender: M
born on 5 September 1733 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Oberholzheim, Germany, 48n16, 9e54
Timezone LMT m9e54 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 12°38' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 06°33 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 10°33'

Christoph Wieland


German poet and writer whose work spans the major trends of his age, from rationalism and the Enlightenment to classicism and pre-Romanticism.

Wieland published the first German translations of 22 of William Shakespeare’s plays, which were to be influential models for Sturm und Drang (“Storm and Stress”) dramatists.

Wieland was professor of philosophy at Erfurt (1769–72) and was then appointed tutor to the Weimar princes. He was not a successful teacher but spent the rest of his life in or near the court circle as an admired man of letters. In 1773 he established Der teutsche Merkur (“The German Mercury”), which was a leading literary periodical for 37 years.

He was a prolific writer and had a strong influence on the German literature of his time.

He died 20 January 1813, Weimar.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Meusel, Johann Georg (born 17 March 1743). Notes: Colleague


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Verbal skills
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure

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