Schiff, Hermann

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Schiff, Hermann Gender: M
David Bär Schiff
born on 1 May 1801 at 00:30 (= 12:30 AM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 10°06' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 11°22 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 09°47'

Hermann Schiff


German writer, poet, actor and musician, and the cousin of poet Heinrich Heine.

After studying philosophy in Göttingen, Berlin and Jena (where he wrote his doctorate in 1825) he focussed on music and literature. He moved to Leipzig, where he edited the literary magazine Der Dichterspiegel redigierte (Poetry mirror). Afterwards he moved to Berlin, where he worked on various magazines. In 1835 he returned to Hamburg were he worked as a journalist. To earn a living, he was also an actor, fencing master, poet, musician, ballet dancer and copyist. He lived in great need and died a baptized Protestant in the poorhouse in Hamburg on 1 April 1867. He was still buried in the Jewish cemetery, as the document of baptism could not be found.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Hermann Schiff," Illustrirte Zeitung: Leipzig, Berlin, Wien, Budapest, New York, 11 May 1867, p. 319: Er wurde geboren in der Walpurgisnacht vom 30. April zum 1. Mai 1801 zwifchen 12 und 1 Uhr, wie er felbft erzählt." Translation: He was born in the Walpurgisnacht from 30 April to 1 May 1801 betwixt 12 and 1 o'clock, as he himself says.


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher (Ballet dancer)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Other Entertain/Music (Musician)
  • Vocation : Sports : Fencing
  • Vocation : Sports : Fencing
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor