Grillparzer, Franz

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Grillparzer, Franz Gender: M
born on 15 January 1791 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Wien, Austria, 48n13, 16e20
Timezone LMT m16e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Ring
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°17' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 29°20 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 04°48'

Franz Grillparzer


Austrian dramatist who wrote tragedies that were belatedly recognized as the greatest works of the Austrian stage.

Grillparzer’s father was a lawyer, a severe pedant and who died in debt in 1809; his markedly neurotic mother committed suicide 10 years later.

In 1813 he entered the civil service as a clerk but Grillparzer had little capacity for an official career and regarded his position merely as a means of independence.

Grillparzer was unusually gifted not only as a dramatic poet but also as a playwright capable of creating dramas suitable for performance.

Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen (1831; The Waves of Sea and Love), often judged to be Grillparzer’s greatest tragedy.

The honors that were heaped on him in old age came too late. In 1861 he was elected to Vienna’s upper legislative house (Herrenhaus), Grillparzer became the most popular author of the day; he was ranked with Goethe and Schiller, and lauded as the national poet of Austria. His 80th birthday was the occasion for a national celebration, and his death in Vienna on 21 January 1872 was widely mourned.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Thomas Ring quotes mother

Sy Scholfield quotes same data from "Grillparzer, Briefe, Bd. 2" by Franz Grillparzer (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 2003), p. 149: "Das Buch bekomen Anno 1784 ... Franz Serfikus den 15. Jenner vormittag um halb 11 Uhr Anno 1791 gebohren worden. Seyn Taufbat war der Herr Magist. Rath Bauer."


  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (The national poet of Austria)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure