Naundorff, Karl Wilhelm

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Naundorff, Karl Wilhelm Gender: M
Carl Ludwig Nauendorff
born on 3 May 1777 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Halle/Saale, Germany, 51n29, 11e58
Timezone LMT m11e58 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 12°57' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 14°03 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 26°14'

Karl Wilhelm Naundorff


German imposter.

Naundorff was a German clock- and watch-maker who until his death claimed to be Prince Louis-Charles. Naundorff was one of the more stubborn of more than thirty men who claimed to be Louis XVII.

He died on August 10, 1845.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes William Ward Wight's book, "Louis XVII: A Bibliography" (T. R. Marvin & sons, 1915), pp. 95-96: "This writer's investigations show that Charles William Naundorff who died at Delft, August 10, 1845, was born at Halle upon the Saale, May 3, 1777, and bore the name of Carl Benjamin Werge. In 1810, he went under the name of Carl Ludwig Nauendorff. From 1810 to 1825 he was known as Johann Wilhelm Nauendorff. From 1825 to 1833 he took the name Louis Charles of France, Duke of Normandy." The time of birth is stated in Georges de Manteyer's book, "Les faux Louis XVII: le roman de Naundorff et la vie de Carl Werg" (1926): "Halle sur la Saale, 9 mai 1777. Baptême de Carl-Benjamin Werge, né le samedi 3, à 4 heures du matin, fils de M' Johann-Gottfried Werge."


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Social crime/ delinquent (imposter)