Schönherr, Karl

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Schönherr, Karl Gender: M
born on 24 February 1867 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Axams, Austria, 47n14, 11e18
Timezone LMT m11e18 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°43' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 16°50 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 21°57'

Karl Schönherr


Austrian writer of Austrian Heimat themes.

Schönherr began studying philosophy in Innsbruck, then switched to medicine in Vienna, becoming a doctor in 1896. He worked in a hospital in St. Pölten before opening his own practice in Vienna. He gave up practising after the success of Der Bildschnitzer: Eine Tragödie braver Leute ("The Woodcarver: A Tragedy of Good People", 1900).

He experienced the poor living conditions of the people around him, especially during World War I, and wrote about these topics. Schönherr's works include protests against the Catholic church. He was also in favour of the Anschluss, but apparently did not share antisemitic tendencies.

Schönherr died in Vienna on 15 March 1943, aged 76.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Die Woche," Volume 21, Issues 21-40 (A. Scherl., 1919): "In dieselbe Gruppe gehört ferner Rudolf Brix . und vor allen Karl Schönherr, von dem das Taufbuch von Axams meldet, er sei daselbst im Hause Nr. 86 als Sohn des Lehrers Josef Schönherr und der Maria Suitner am 24. Februar 1867 um 19^ Uhr abends geboren worden."

Translation: The same group also includes Rudolf Brix and above all Karl Schönherr, of whom the baptismal register of Axams reports that he was born there in house no. 86, son of the teacher Josef Schönherr and Maria Suitner, on 24 February 1867 at 7^ o'clock in the evening.

NB: The page could not be viewed on Google Books so it is not certain if the "^" after "19" represents a fraction of the hour such as quarter-past or half-past seven.


  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction