Brentano, Clemens

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Brentano, Clemens Gender: M
born on 9 September 1778 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Koblenz-Ehrenbreitstein, Germany, 50n21, 7e35
Timezone LMT m7e35 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 16°28' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 15°31 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 00°15'

Clemens Brentano (Picture from Meyer's Encyclopedia, 1906)


German poet and novelist, and a major figure of German Romanticism. He was the uncle, via his brother Christian, of Franz and Lujo Brentano. He died on 28 July 1842 at age 63 in Aschaffenburg, Germany.

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  • other kin relationship with Brentano, Franz (born 16 January 1838). Notes: Uncle/ nephew


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Die Frankfurter Brentanos" by Hartwig Schultz (Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2001), p. 163: "Der Großvater selbst hatte im Auftrag des Trierer Fürstbischofs Clemens Wenzeslaus (seines »tres gracieux maitre«) das Kind aus der Taufe gehoben und ihm den Namen »Clement« gegeben, wie er in seinem französischen Brief vom 9. September 1778 den Frankfurtern mitteilt. Der Taufbucheintrag bestätigt seine Angaben: Clemens wurde an diesem Tag morgens um 4 Uhr geboren und nachmittags um 3 Uhr getauft. Clemens selbst feierte seinen Geburtstag jedoch einen Tag früher, am Tag von »Maria Geburt«."

Translation: The grandfather himself commissioned by the Prince-Bishop of Trier, Clemens Wenceslaus (his "tres gracieux maitre") lifted the child from the baptism and gave him the name "Clement" as he tells the people of Frankfurt in his French letter dated September 9, 1778. The baptismal register entry confirmed his statement: Clemens was born on this day in the morning at 4 o'clock and was baptized at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. But Clemens himself celebrated his birthday a day earlier, on the day of the "Nativity of Mary".


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels and short stories)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet