Hahn, Herbert

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Hahn, Herbert Gender: M
born on 23 April 1890 Jul.Cal. (5 May 1890 greg.) at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Pärnu, Estonia, 58n24, 24e32
Timezone LST m24e45 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 14°31' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 17°19 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 11°33'


German teacher and Anthroposophist. In January 1909, Hahn met Rudolf Steiner for the first time and became a member of the Theosophical Society three years later. From 1919 onwards Hahn taught French, History and German language at the first Waldorf School in Stuttart. From Rudolf Steiner he was entrusted with the task of giving the so-called “free religion lessons” (for those children who did not belong to any denomination) and within this context held the first “Sunday Service” in 1920. From 1931 until 1939 he taught at the Vrije School in The Hague. After the war ended he returned to the Stuttgart Waldorf School, re-founded after the Nazi period and served as its unofficial director until his retirement in 1961. His numerous works as an author include recollections of Rudolf Steiner and his main work, Vom Genius Europas. He died on 20 June 1970 in Stuttgart.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Der Weg, der mich führte: Lebenserinnerungen" by Herbert Hahn (Verlag Freies Geistesleben, 1969), p. 9: "Am 5. Mai des Jahres 1890 wurde ich in Pernau im Baltikum geboren. Es war der 5. Mai in Mittel- und in Westeuropa. Im Baltikum, das damals unter russischer Oberhoheit stand, schrieb man den 23. April ... Die Geburt geschah gegen vier Uhr morgens und brachte mich als fünftes Kind in die Familie des aus Mecklenburg über Litauen eingewanderten Stadtgärtners Carl Wilhelm Hahn."

Translation: I was born on May 5, 1890 in Pärnu in the Baltics. It was the 5th of May in Central and Western Europe. In the Baltic states, which was then under Russian rule, you wrote April 23 ... The birth happened at four o'clock in the morning and I was the fifth child in the family of Mecklenburg to Lithuanian immigrant city gardener Carl Wilhelm Hahn.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (High school)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher (Anthroposophist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator