Schuncke, Ludwig

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Schuncke, Ludwig Gender: M
Christian Ludwig Schuncke
born on 21 December 1810 at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )
Place Kassel, Germany, 51n19, 9e29
Timezone LMT m9e29 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 28°55' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°46 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 19°51'

Ludwig Schuncke (1834)


German pianist and composer, and close friend of Robert Schumann. Schuncke was one of the co-founders of the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, and one of its early contributors, under the pseudonym "Jonathan".

He was generally known as Ludwig, and that name also appears as Louis in some references. His surname appears as either Schuncke or Schunke.

His early promise was eclipsed by his death from tuberculosis at the age of 23 on 7 December 1834.

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  • Death by Disease 7 December 1834 (Tuberculosis, age 23)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites birth record quoted in Ludwig Schuncke (1810-1834) and His Piano Music by Ruskin King Cooper, ‎Joachim Draheim, and ‎Michael Schuncke (Fischer+Partner, 1997), page 42: "Im „Kasseler Taufbuche der ev. lutherischen Gemeinde in Heßen-Casel ”liest man: Im Jahre Achtzehnhundert zehn, den ein und zwanzigsten December, früh zwischen neun und zehn Uhr wurde geboren und den dritten Januar 1811 getauft: Christian Ludwig."

Translation: In the "Kassel Baptismal Book of the Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in Heßen-Casel" one reads: In the year eighteen hundred and ten, on twenty-one December, between nine and ten o'clock in the morning, Christian Ludwig was born and on the third of January 1811 he was baptized.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis (Terminal)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Tuberculosis)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 23)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Piano)