|Birthname||Hermann August Karl Pleuer|
|born on||5 April 1863 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )|
|Place||Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, 48n48, 9e47|
|Timezone||LMT m9e47 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||15°18' 03°31 Asc. 07°01'|
German Impressionist and landscape artist who is best known for his paintings of the Royal Württemberg State Railways. Pleuer was the son of a goldsmith. After initial studies at the Stuttgart School of Applied Arts (1879–1881) and the Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart (1881–1883) he completed his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. In 1886, he returned to Stuttgart and led a bohemian life style, painting nudes and scenes from the local night life, until he became fascinated with industrial technology and the "Rausch der Geschwindigkeit" (Thrill of Speed), and turned to railway painting. Pleuer died from tuberculosis on 6 January 1911 in Stuttgart at the age of 47.
Sy Scholfield quotes from the German biography "Hermann Pleuer: der schwäbische Impressionist" by Hermann Baumhauer (Heimat und Wirtschaft Aalen, 1964), p. 62: "Taufbuch Nr. 2 evang. Kirchengemeinde Schwäbisch Gmünd, S. 56: „Am 5. April wurde zu Gmünd nachmittags 3 Uhr geboren Hermann August Karl als Sohn des Anton Bleuer (Name falsch geschrieben), Kabinettmeister aus Stuttgart und der Luise geb. Herter."
Translation: Baptismal No. 2 Protestant church Schwäbisch Gmünd, p. 56: "On April 5, in the afternoon at 3 o'clock was born Hermann August Karl, the son of Anton Bleuer (misspelled name), cabinetmaker from Stuttgart and Luise nee Herter.
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Impressionist and landscape painter)