Viebig, Clara

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Viebig, Clara Gender: F
Clara Emma Amalie Viebig
born on 17 July 1860 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Trier (Rheinland-Pfalz), Germany, 49n45, 6e38
Timezone LMT m6e38 (is local mean time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°25' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°03 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 20°55'

Clara Viebig : biography quotes for 9 pm - natal chart (Placidus)
Clara Viebig : biography quotes for 9 pm
natal chart (Placidus)
natal chart English style (Equal houses)
Alternative birthtime
biography quotes for 9 pm
Date 17 July 1860 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Trier (Rheinland-Pfalz), GER, 49n45, 6e38
Timezone LMT m6e38 (is local mean time)
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°23' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°27 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 20°27'

Clara Viebig


German author.

Clara Viebig was highly musical and endowed with a fine voice, she spent some time at the Conservatoire in Berlin. In 1896 she married a publisher (F. T. Cohn), and her first book, appeared in 1897. Throughout her life she used her maiden name in publication.

Her first considerable success was Das Weiberdorf (1900), a powerful novel about a village in the Eifel from which all the able-bodied men are absent working for the greater part of the year. She was a prolific writer, wrote numerous novels as well as collections of stories and plays, but even those that were performed did not reach a wider public.

Clara Viebig's novels and stories are noteworthy for the integrity of her vision and the imaginative realism of her nature descriptions. Although they show a keen insight into suffering female characters, they also deal sympathetically with the problems and situations of men.

In 1936 her publications became forbidden by the Third Reich because her husband was Jewish. As Viebig was related to Hermann Göring she herself wasn't persecuted. She moved in 1937 to Brazil for a year, but returned a year later and tried to accommodate herself in Nazi Germany. Her work continued to be published, albeit with less regularity; eventually in 1940 she was celebrated by the press and Nazis for her work on her eightieth birthday, with the "Dormant Army" being praised by Nazi critics as the first "Volksdeutsche novel" and important document of "national fight".

She died 31 July 1952 in Berlin-Zehlendorf.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 3, has 22h.

Sy Scholfield found a different time of 9pm quoted from birth records in two biographies:

"Mein Leben: autobiographische Skizzen" by Clara Viebig and Volker Neuhaus (Mosel Eifel, 2002), p. 23: "Das Geburtshaus der Dichterin Nach dem Taufregister der evangelischen Gemeinde in Trier wurde Clara Emma Amalie Viebig als drittes Kind (erstes Mädchen) des Oberregierungsrates Ernst Viebig am 17. Juli 1860 abends neun Uhr geboren."

"Naturalismus und Heimatkunst bei Clara Viebig: darwinistisch-evolutionäre Naturvorstellungen und ihre ästhetischen Reaktionsformen" by Barbara Krauss-Theim (P. Lang, 1992), p. 101: "Taufregister der evangelischen Gemeinde in Trier wurde Clara Viebig am 17. Juli 1860 abends um neun Uhr als drittes Kind des Oberregierungsrats Ernst Viebig und seiner Frau Clara, geborene Langner... geboren."

Due to a typo, in 2012 the ADB entry based on Müller had been 12h. This was corrected on 19 Oct 2015, after Sy Scholfield had found the alternative quotes above. In old German handwriting, a less than careful reader might confuse 'neun' and 'zehn'. Unless the original birth record becomes accessible, there remains uncertainty between 9 pm and 10 pm.


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction