Körner, Karl Theodor

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Körner, Karl Theodor Gender: M
born on 30 September 1791 at 22:45 (= 10:45 PM )
Place Dresden, Germany, 51n03, 13e44
Timezone LMT m13e44 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 07°39' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 17°02 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 19°20'

Karl Theodor Körner


German patriotic poet of the war of liberation against Napoleon in 1813 whose death in Lützow’s volunteer corps made him a popular hero.

He studied philosophy in Berlin, where he attended the lectures of the famous philosophers Johann Gottlieb Fichte and Friedrich Schleiermacher. By 1812 the Vienna Burgtheater had produced three of his dramatic works, the most ambitious of which, Zriny (1812), with its glorification of love for the fatherland, made him famous throughout Germany. He produced a succession of dramas, operas, and farces, as well as several small poems. The success of his works obtained him the appointment of poet to the court. His dramas, however, are now largely forgotten.

Korner became a soldier and joined the Lützow Free Corps in the German uprising against Napoleon. During these times, he displayed personal courage in many fights, and encouraged his comrades by fiery patriotic lyrics he composed, one of these being “Schwertlied" (Sword Song), composed during a lull in fighting only a few hours before his death and set to music by Franz Schubert. He was often called the “German Tyrtaeus.”

He was killed on 26 August 1813 at Gadebusch, Mecklenburg, age 22.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2


  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (killed in war, age 22)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure