Einstein, Carl

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Einstein, Carl Gender: M
born on 26 April 1885 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Neuwied, Germany, 50n25, 7e27
Timezone LMT m7e27 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 06°03' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 28°57 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 09°49'

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Carl Einstein
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German Jewish writer, art historian, and critic.

Regarded as one of the first critics to appreciate the development of Cubism, as well as for his work on African art and influence on the European avant-garde, Einstein was a friend and colleague of such figures as George Grosz, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso and Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler. His work combined many strands of both political and aesthetic discourse into his writings, addressing both the developing aesthetic of modern art and the political situation in Europe.

Einstein's involvement in social and political life was characterized by communist sympathies and anarchist views. A target of the German right wing during the interwar Weimar period, Einstein left Germany for France in 1928, a half-decade ahead of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, later taking part in the Spanish Civil War on the side of the anti-Francisco Franco anarcho-syndicalists during the 1930s.

Trapped in southern France following Nazi Germany's defeat of the French Third Republic, Einstein took his own life by jumping from a bridge on 5 July 1940.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • neighbor relationship with Rubiner, Ludwig (born 12 June 1881). Notes: Lived in same hotel
  • other kin relationship with Elkan, Benno (born 2 December 1877). Notes: in-laws


Source Notes

Taeger quotes Michael Keller, B.C.

Sy Scholfield cites same data from birth certificate quoted in "Carl Einstein" by Sibylle Penkert (Göttingen., 1969), p. 27: "Am 26. April 1885 um 4 Uhr morgens kommt der Sohn Karl zur Welt."


  • Personal : Death : Suicide
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic