Scholz, Wilhelm von

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Scholz, Wilhelm von Gender: M
Franz Johannes Wilhelm Scholz
born on 15 July 1874 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 23°00' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 18°08 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 03°46'

Wilhelm von Scholz (portrait by Karl Bauer, 1916)


German poet, playwright, author, actor, editor, narrator, and translator. Because of his approving stance on National Socialism, his works are included in Nazi literature. Scholz's artistic work is today considered to be largely insignificant; as a poet he is almost forgotten.

Scholz graduated high school in 1892 and studied literature, history, and philosophy in Berlin, Lausanne, and Kiel. He received his doctorate from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in 1897. He became dramaturge and director of the Stuttgart State Theatre in 1916 and president of the section for poetry of the Prussian Academy of Arts in 1928.

During the Nazi occupation of Poland, he published a Nazi newspaper in Krakow. Scholz authored verse glorifying the Führer for an anthology of poetry as late as 1944. Finally, in June 1944, Scholz received an honorary doctorate from the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg and a grant of 30,000 marks from Adolf Hitler.

After the war, Scholz served as president and honorary president of the Association of German Playwrights and Composers. He received various badges and medals during the 1950s and 1960s.

Wilhelm von Scholz died on 29 May 1969 at age 94 in Konstanz. His poetry is marked by the mystical-occult.

Link to German Wikipedia



  • Work : Great Achievement 1897 (PhD)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Das Wilhelm von Scholz Buch: eine Auswahl der Werke by Wilhelm von Scholz (Hädecke, 1924), page 285: "ich, Franz Johannes Wilhelm Scholz kam am 15. Juli 1874, abends 7 Uhr, in Berlin, HohenzollernstraßeZ, als der Sohn des nachmaligen preußischen Finanzministers Dr. Adolf von Scholz und seiner Ehefrau, Anna, geb. Mentzel, ans Licht der Welt."

Translation: I, Franz Johannes Wilhelm Scholz, first saw the light of the world in Berlin, Hohenzollernstrasse Z, on 15 July 1874, at 7:00 p.m., as the son of the later Prussian Minister of Finance Dr. Adolf von Scholz and his wife, Anna, nee Mentzel.

Taeger quotes Preuss for 18.10 GMT, source unknown.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc.
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 94)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator