|born on||4 August 1883 at 16:00 (= 4:00 PM )|
|Place||Obernai, France, 48n28, 7e29|
|Timezone||LMT m7e29 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||11°52' 00°45 Asc. 15°53'|
German-French writer, essayist and translator. Schickele's most famous work is the novel trilogy 'Das Erbe am Rhein': 'Maria Capponi' (1925), 'Blick auf die Vogesen' (1927) and 'Der Wolf in der Hürde' (1931).
The son of a German vineyard owner and police officer and a French mother, he studied literature, history, science and philosophy (in Strasbourg, Munich, Paris and Berlin). Together with Otto Flake and Ernst Stadler he published several magazines as well as poetry. His work as a writer is characterized by tension between French and German culture in Alsace.
After the First World War, he moved to Badenweiler where he met Annette Kolb and Emil Bizer. At risk of being arrested by the Nazis, he emigrated to Sanary-sur-Mer in the South of France. He died of heart failure on 31 January 1940 in Vence, a few months before the invasion of the German army.
- associate relationship with Kolb, Annette (born 3 February 1870)
- associate relationship with Rubiner, Ludwig (born 12 June 1881)
Sy Scholfield quotes from the German biography "René Schickele" by Hans Wagener (Bleicher, 2000), p. 7: "»Am 4. August  bin ich geboren, im Zeichen des Löwen«, berichtete Rene Schickele in ironischem Plauderton im Jahre 1932 über seine Geburt. »Obwohl keine Rede davon sein konnte, daß der Löwe aus seinem Sternenkäfig ausbräche, hatten sich die Bewohner des elsässischen, einst reichsunmittelbaren Städtchens Oberehnheim in ihre Häuser verkrochen. Es war ein heisser Tag. Es ging gegen Zwölf...« . . . So ganz stimmt der Bericht nicht; vielmehr scheint er im Rückblick nach dichtend idealisiert worden zu sein, denn wie das Oberehnheimer Geburtsregister belegt, wurde Schickele keinesfalls um die Mittagszeit geboren, sondern erst um vier Uhr am Nachmittag."
Translation: 'On August 4  I was born in the sign of Leo,' Rene Schickele reported in 1932 in an ironic conversation about his birth. 'Though there could be no question of the fact that the lion broke out of his cage, the inhabitants of Alsace, in the town of Oberehnheim hid in their homes. It was a hot day, twelve [o'clock]...' . . . So all of the report is not true. Rather, he seems in retrospect to have idealized [his birth], because as the Oberehnheimer birth register shows Schickele was not born around noon, but at four o'clock in the afternoon.
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
- Vocation : Writers : Translator