Herder, August von

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Herder, August von Gender: M
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)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 25°40' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 08°31 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 21°30'

August von Herder (1841)


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)



  • Death by Disease 29 January 1838 (Bowel disease, age 61)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

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)