Leip, Hans

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Leip, Hans Gender: M
Hans Karl Hermann Gottfried Leip
born on 22 September 1893 at 09:45 (= 09:45 AM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 29°33' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 16°35 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 05°59'

Hans Leip
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German novelist, poet and playwright, best remembered as the lyricist of the love song "Lili Marleen." The song was performed by Lale Andersen, and became popular during World War II throughout Europe and the Mediterranean among both Axis and Allied troops. Written by Leip in 1915 as a poem, the song was published in 1937 and set to music by Norbert Schultze in 1938. It was first recorded by Andersen in 1939 as "Das Mädchen unter der Laterne" ("The Girl under the Lantern"). Tommie Connor later wrote English lyrics. Hans Leip died on 6 June 1983, aged 89, in Fruthwilen.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg archives.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Lyricist of the love song "Lili Marleen")
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet