Kinkel, Johanna

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Kinkel, Johanna Gender: F
Marie Jeanne Mockel
born on 8 July 1810 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Bonn, Germany, 50n44, 7e05
Timezone LMT m7e05 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 15°41' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 00°43 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 13°06'

Johanna Kinkel


German composer, writer, and revolutionary.

In 1840, after five months of unhappy marriage, she divorced the Cologne bookseller Matthieux. Her second marriage, in 1843, was to the German poet Gottfried Kinkel. They had four children. Following the 1848 Revolutions she was forced to abandon Germany and flee to London.

Kinkel was an author of considerable merit. She wrote on musical subjects, including regular review articles of music events for the Bonner Zeitung, a newspaper she and her husband edited in cooperation with Carl Schurz. Her autobiographical novel, Hans Ibeles in London, was published posthumously in 1860. She also had a substantial output of musical compositions. Many of these compositions were written for the Maikäferbund (Maikäfer Group — the Maikäfer being the beetle Melolontha melolontha which emerges from the ground in May), a group of poets — or people who thought they were poets — which she directed and Gottfried also helped lead. This group was founded in 1840 and lasted until the 1848 revolution. It had an annual festival. She also wrote music for her children which was published.

She died on 15 November 1858 in London. She was found dead from a fall; although suicide was suspected, there was no way to verify this.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Schurz, Carl (born 2 March 1829)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes a transcription of Kinkel's birth certificate in Johann Friedrich Schulte's book, "Johanna Kinkel: Nach ihren Briefen und Erinnerungs-blättern" (H. Schöningh, 1908), p. 3.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction