Blücher, Heinrich

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Blücher, Heinrich Gender: M
Heinrich Fritz Ernst Blücher
born on 29 January 1899 at 09:15 (= 09:15 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
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German poet and philosopher, the second husband of political theorist Hannah Arendt. Blücher encouraged his wife to become involved with Marxism and political theory, though ultimately her use of Karl Marx was in no way orthodox, as shown in such works as The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951) and The Human Condition (1958). Blücher coined the term "the anti-political principle" to describe totalitarianism's destruction of a space of resistance — a term taken up both by Arendt and Karl Jaspers.

Blücher was a member of the Communist Party of Germany until 1928, but soon rejected Stalinism and left the party in protest of its Stalinist policies. He then became a member of a small anti-Stalinist group called the Communist Party Opposition.

As a Communist (albeit anti-Stalinist), Blücher, had to flee Germany following the rise of the Nazis. He married Hannah Arendt in France, and they emigrated to New York City in 1941.

Heinrich Blücher began teaching philosophy at Bard College in 1952, continuing for seventeen years, as well as at the New School for Social Research. Blücher died of a massive heart attack in New York on 30 October 1970, aged 71.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Arendt, Hannah (born 14 October 1906). Notes: 1940-1970


  • Relationship : Marriage 1940 (Hannah Arendt)
  • Family : Change residence 1941 (Emigrated to USA)
  • Health : Acute illness 1961 (Cerebral aneurysm)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Heart disease/attack (Massive heart attack)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Hannah Arendt, 1940-1970)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Hannah Arendt)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Same Job more than 10 yrs (Teacher, 17 years)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Fled from Nazi Germany to France then USA)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Massive heart attack)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Communist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("The anti-political principle")