Blum, Robert

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Blum, Robert Gender: M
born on 10 November 1807 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Cologne, Germany, 50n56, 6e59
Timezone LMT m6e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 17°02' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 22°09 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 00°59'

Robert Blum (Painting by August Hunger, between 1845 and 1848)


German democratic politician, publicist, poet, publisher, revolutionist and member of the National Assembly of 1848.

In his fight for a strong, unified Germany he opposed ethnocentrism and it was his strong belief that no one people should rule over another. As such he was an opponent of the Prussian occupation of Poland and was in contact with the revolutionists there. Blum was a critic of antisemitism, supported the German Catholics and agitated for the equality of the sexes. In spite of his diplomatic immunity as a member of parliament he was illegally arrested during a stay at the hotel "Stadt London" in Vienna and murdered in a summary execution, making him a martyr of the German revolution. He died on 9 November 1848.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites birth certificate quoted in "'Für Freiheit und Fortschritt gab ich alles hin': Robert Blum (1807-1848): Visionär, Demokrat, Revolutionär" by Martina Jesse and Wolfgang Michalka (Verlag für Berlin-Brandenburg, 2006): "Geburtsurkunde von Robert Blum, geb. am 10. Nov. zwischen acht und neun Uhr morgens, Sohn von Engelbert Blum, Faßbinder, und von Marie Catherine Brabenders, Gattin, wohnhaft Fischmarktstraße No 1490." [Translation: Birth certificate of Robert Blum, born on 10 Nov. between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, son of Engelbert Blum and Marie Catherine Brabender, residing at 1490 Fish Market Road].


  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor