Lafontaine, August

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Lafontaine, August Gender: M
August Heinrich Julius Lafontaine
born on 5 October 1758 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Braunschweig, Germany, 52n16, 10e31
Timezone LMT m10e31 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 11°48' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 13°16 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 18°38'

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August Lafontaine (Painting by Jean-Laurent Mosnier)


German novelist, the most popular in his lifetime, his works surpassing by far the popularity of his contemporary Goethe's. He was the son of the court painter Ludolph Lafontaine and his fifth wife, the court maid-in-waiting Sophie Elisabeth Thorbrügge. He wrote over 150 volumes, using the pseudonyms Gustav Freier, Miltenberg or Selchow. August Lafontaine died on 20 April 1831.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "August Lafontaine oder Die Vergänglichkeit des Erfolges: Leben und Werk eines Bestsellerautors der Spätaufklärung" by Dirk Sangmeister (Walter de Gruyter, 1998), p. 21: "Als drittes Kind dieser Ehe kam am 5. Oktober 1758, morgens gegen 4 Uhr, der Sohn zur Welt, der in ganz Europa berühmt werden sollte: August Heinrich Julius." [Translation: The third child of this marriage arrived on 5 October 1758, in the morning around 4 o'clock, a son, who was to become famous throughout Europe: August Heinrich Julius.]


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession (Most popular German novelist in his lifetime)