Jahnn, Hans Henny

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Jahnn, Hans Henny Gender: M
Hans Henny August Jahn
born on 17 December 1894 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°38' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 00°34 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 18°41'

File:Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1984-0424-504, Göttingen, PEN Deutschland gegründet.jpg
Hans Henny Jahnn (at far left; at the founding of the German PEN Club in 1948)
photo: Unknown, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


German playwright, novelist, organ-builder and music publisher focusing on 17th-century organ music.

Jahnn's bisexuality, well-documented in his life, appears throughout his literary work.

He died on 29 November 1959 in Hamburg.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Der gestrandete Wal" by Jan Bürger (Aufbau-Verlag, 2003), p. 166: "Am 17. Dezember 1894 wurde Hans Henny August Jahn um zwei Uhr nachmittags als jüngstes von vier Kindern geboren."

Translation: On 17 December 1894, Hans Henny August Jahn was born at two o'clock in the afternoon, the youngest of four children.


  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Other Entertain/Music (Organ-builder)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Music publisher)