Herder, August von
|Birthname||Sigismund August Wolfgang Herder|
|born on||18 August 1776 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )|
|Place||Bückeburg, Germany, 52n16, 9e02|
|Timezone||LMT m9e02 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||25°40' 08°31 Asc. 21°30'|
German geologist, mineralogist and Saxon Oberberghauptmann (the highest official in the Saxon mountain state). He was the second son of the philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder. His godparents included Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Johann Georg Hamann and Matthias Claudius.
He died on 29 January 1838 in Dresden.
- child->parent relationship with Herder, Johann Gottfried (born 25 August 1744)
- sibling relationship with Herder, Karl Emil Adelbert von (born 25 August 1779)
Sy Scholfield cites his father's letter (dated Bückeburg, 24 August 1776): "Eben am Tauftage meines August Wolfgang Sigmund, dem 21. dieses Monats, kam Ihr Brief, der dem Alten herzliche Freude machte. Am Sonntage mit der Morgenröthe war der Knabe da."
(Just on the baptismal day of my August Wolfgang Sigmund, the 21st of this month, came your letter, which gave this old man hearty joy. On Sunday with the dawn the boy was here).
See Johann Georg Hamann's Schriften und Briefe (1873), p. 287.
- Family : Childhood : Family noted
- Vocation : Science : Geology (Mineralogist)