Leypoldt, Frederick

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Leypoldt, Frederick Gender: M
Jakob Friedrich Ferdinand Leupold
born on 17 November 1835 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11
Timezone LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°16' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 10°46 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 02°17'

Frederick Leypoldt


German-American bibliographer, the founder of Publisher's Weekly (1873), a weekly trade news magazine; Library Journal (1876), a trade publication for librarians; Index Medicus (1880), a monthly medical bibliography; and other publications.

In 1854, he emigrated to the United States, where he simplified his name to Frederick Leypoldt. He entered the service of a bookseller in New York, who, in 1859, helped him to establish himself in business in Philadelphia, opening a bookstore and reading room. In 1863 he began to publish, first translations of foreign books, and afterward foreign text-books with English notes. In January, 1866, with Henry Holt, he established the publishing firm of Leypoldt and Holt, permanently moving his residence to New York.

Leypoldt was among the founders of the American Book-Trade Union in 1875, and of the American Library Association in 1876. Under the anagram of “F. Pylodet” he edited a successful series of French textbooks, and he wrote also some German verse and some translations into German.

Frederick Leypoldt died on 31 March 1884 at age 48.

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  • Family : Change residence 1854 (Emigrated to USA)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism registry entry (Nov 1835, no. 240).


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator