Auerbach, Erich

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Auerbach, Erich Gender: M
Erich Samuel Auerbach
born on 9 November 1892 at 21:30 (= 9:30 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 17°57' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 28°50 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 05°55'


German philologist, comparative scholar and critic of literature best known for his masterwork, Mimesis: The Representation of Reality in Western Literature. This history of representation in Western literature from ancient to modern times is frequently cited as a classic in the study of realism in literature. Along with Leo Spitzer, Auerbach is one of the pre-eminent scholars in the German philological tradition.

He moved to the United States in 1947, and was appointed professor of Romance philology at Yale University in 1950, a position he held until his death on 13 October 1957 in Wallingford, Connecticut at age 64.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Family : Change residence 1947 (Moved to USA)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (German emigrant to USA)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of philology)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist (Philologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Literature)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction