Herzog, Wilhelm

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Herzog, Wilhelm Gender: M
born on 12 January 1884 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 21°19' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°39 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 10°30'

Wilhelm Herzog (Memorial plaque)
photo: --Anima 21:00, 28 September 2007 (UTC), license gfdl


German historian of literature and culture, dramatist, encyclopaedist, and pacifist, whose main work was a four-tome encyclopaedia, Große Gestalten der Geschichte (Great Figures of History), conceived in the tradition of Diderot's Encyclopédie.

After publishing works about Lichtenstein (1905) and Heinrich von Kleist (1907), he became the editor of the literary magazine Pan. From 1914 to 1915 and from 1918 to 1929 he wrote for the Forum, a journal advocating global peace. He was also the publisher of the daily newspaper Die Republik from 1918 to 1919.

Between 1929 and 1933, he wrote Die Affäre Dreyfus (The Dreyfus Affair), Der Kampf einer Republik, and Panama. Die Affäre Dreyfus was adapted to English as the 1931 film Dreyfus and as a play by the theatre critic James Agate, having a short run in London as I Accuse! in 1937. In 1947 His work From Dreyfus to Petain: the Struggle of a Republic was copyrighted.

From 1915 to 1921 he was married to German film actress Erna Morena (1885-1962) and had one daughter with her. He died on 18 April 1960 in Munich, aged 76.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Film actress, Erna Morena)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Military : Pacifist/ Objector (Pacifist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Dramatist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Encyclopaedist)