Lang, Josephine

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Lang, Josephine Gender: F
Josephine Caroline Lang
born on 14 March 1815 at 04:15 (= 04:15 AM )
Place Munich, Germany, 48n08, 11e34
Timezone LMT m11e34 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 22°43' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 27°34 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 27°41'

Josephine Lang
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German composer, the daughter of Theobald Lang, a violinist, and Regina Hitzelberger, an opera singer. Her mother taught young Josephine how to play piano, and from age five it became apparent that Josephine was possessed with great potential as a composer. As early as age eleven Josephine started giving piano lessons herself. Through her godfather, Joseph Stieler, Josephine was exposed to some of the greatest artists of her time. Both Felix Mendelssohn and Ferdinand Hiller went to great lengths to ensure that Lang learned the proper theory for song-writing, and used their connections to publish Lang's music. Even Robert Schumann published a song of Josephine’s in Neue Zeitschrift für Musik in 1838.

Lang married and had five children. She died on 2 December 1880 of a heart attack at age 65; she left an important legacy in her music.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) benefactor relationship with Schumann, Clara (born 13 September 1819)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from The Songs of Josephine Caroline Lang: The Expression of a Life, Volume 1 by Roberta C. Werner (University of Minnesota, 1992), pages 14, 25: "Josephine Caroline Lang was born in Munich, Bavaria, on March 14, 1815 ... The register of the Munich parish, Unsere Liebe Frau, reveals that she was born at 4:15 A.M. and was baptized on March 15 by Cooperator (Andreas) Ausserstorfer."


  • Traits : Body : Constitution sensitive
  • Traits : Mind : Child prodigy (Musical)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher (Piano)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer