Marcuse, Ludwig

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Marcuse, Ludwig Gender: M
born on 8 February 1894 at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 19°42' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 18°38 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 13°15'

Ludwig Marcuse (grave)
photo: Kassandro, license gfdl


German-Jewish philosopher who wrote non-fiction, mostly about the role of German literature insofar as it was bound up with progressive and emancipatory philosophical and political causes. These works include subjects like Heine, Börne, Georg Büchner, the development of the tragedy, Sigmund Freud, the philosophy of happiness, and several others.

His 1962 book, Obscene: The history of an indignation revolves around leading obscenity trials: Friedrich Schlegel's Lucinde (Jena, 1799), Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary (Paris, 1857), Arthur Schnitzler's Round Dance (Berlin, 1920), D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley (London, 1960), and Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer (Los Angeles, 1962). A chapter is also devoted to the crusade of Anthony Comstock and the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice.

Ludwig Marcuse died on 2 August 1971 in Bad Wiessee, aged 77. He was not related to Herbert Marcuse, another exiled German intellectual of Jewish descent.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin Archives.


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Philosopher/ Humanist
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Philosopher
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy