Jünger, Ernst

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Jünger, Ernst Gender: M
born on 29 March 1895 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Heidelberg, Germany, 49n25, 8e43
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 08°30' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 13°26 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 25°09'

Portrait of Ernst Jünger 
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Ernst Jünger (ca. 1998, 102 years old)
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German novelist, philosopher and essayist that was, in his early period, preoccupied with the power and glory of war causing him to be a controversial figure. He joined the French Foreign Legion at 18, was wounded seven times in WW I and was awarded Germany's highest decorations. He served in World War II as an army captain. Assigned to an administrative position in Paris, he socialized with prominent artists of the day such as Picasso and Jean Cocteau.

Jünger appears on the fringes of the Stauffenberg bomb plot. He was clearly an inspiration to anti-Nazi conservatives in the German Army, and while in Paris he was close to the old, mostly Prussian, officers who carried out the assassination attempt against Hitler. He was only peripherally involved in the events however, and in the aftermath suffered only dismissal from the army in the summer of 1944, rather than execution.

His elder son Ernst Jr., born 1 May 1926, then a naval (Kriegsmarine) cadet, was imprisoned that year for engaging in "subversive discussions" in his Wilhelmshaven Naval Academy. Transferred to Penal Unit 999, he was killed near Carrara in occupied Italy on 29 November 1944.

His fiction books include, "The Storm of Steel" in 1920 (German: In Stahlgewittern), "On Marble Cliffs" in 1939 (Auf den Marmorklippen) and "The Glass Bees" in 1957. His non-fiction books were a gifted rendition of botany and entomology. The total number of books exceeds fifty. In his book An der Zeitmauer (1959) he discusses astrology at length, in a very positive light.

During many years, Jünger experimented with LSD and other psychedelic drugs, together with his friend Albert Hofmann, the discoverer of LSD.

He died on 17 February 1998, six weeks before his 103rd birthday.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Hofmann, Albert (born 11 January 1906). Notes: experimented togther with LSD, psylocybin and other psychodelic drugs


  • Relationship : Marriage 3 August 1925 (with Gretha von Jeinsen, born 14 March 1906)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1 May 1926 (birth of son Ernstel)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 9 March 1934 (birth of son Carl Alexander)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death of Child 29 November 1944 (son Ernstel, killed in penal war unit)
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  • Death of Mate 20 November 1960 (of wife Gretha, from cancer at age 54)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1962 (with second wife Liselotte Lohrer, born 20 May 1917)

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes B.R.


  • Family : Childhood : Other Childhood (parents married only three yeard later, mother had eloped with father)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Outdoors (Golfing)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Military : Honors (Highest decorations)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (French Foreign Legion)
  • Vocation : Military : Wounded (Seven times)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Botany and entomology)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Second acid-head after Hofmann)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure