Claudius, Matthias

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Claudius, Matthias Gender: M
born on 15 August 1740 at 22:30 (= 10:30 PM )
Place Reinfeld, Germany, 53n49, 10e28
Timezone LMT m10e28 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Ring
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°12' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 11°57 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 06°20'

Matthias Claudius


German poet, journalist and author. A prolific writer, he published a large number of prose, essays and poems. He is known for his idyllic poetry and for his folk songs. Claudius was a highly respected and recognized figure in the literary avant-garde of Europe during the 1770s, and he formed a number of friendships including with Klopstock and Herder. His newspapers, were favorably regarded by the cultural leaders of Germany, and the collection of his work was widely praised, most notably by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Wieland. Recently there are reprints of his published works, newspapers, and letters. Critics have begun to discover the contributions Claudius made to the development of modern literature.

He died 21 January 1815, Hamburg, Germany.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Thomas Ring, vol. 1 quotes family bible.

Sy Scholfield quotes same data in "Matthias Claudius" by Helmut Glagla and Dieter Lohmeier (Westholsteinische Verlagsanstalt Boyens, 1990), p. 51: "Anno 1740, ist mein Sohn Matthias d. 15 august des abends um halb Elff Uhr gebohren."


  • Traits : Personality : Creative
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (12 kids)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession