Storm, Theodor

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Storm, Theodor Gender: M
Hans Theodor Woldsen Storm
born on 14 September 1817 at 23:30 (= 11:30 PM )
Place Husum, Germany, 54n28, 9e03
Timezone LMT m9e03 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°43' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 11°54 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 19°07'

Theodor Storm


German poet and novelist whose novellas are among the finest in German literature. Storm is an outstanding representative of German poetic Realism, which had as its aim the portrayal of the positive values of everyday life

Storm practised law in Husum until 1853, when the Danish occupation of Schleswig forced him to move to Potsdam. His strong patriotic feelings are expressed in his poetry from this period. After living in Heiligenstadt, where he had been transferred as a magistrate, he returned to Schleswig when the Danish left it in 1864. A year later his wife died, occasioning the climax of his lyrics in the cycle Tiefe Schatten (1865). By this time, however, he had already begun to concentrate on writing novellas.

One of his most important early works is Immensee, a moving story of the vanished happiness of childhood, which, like so many of his works, is coloured by a haunting nostalgia. As his writing matured his novellas displayed subtler psychological insight, greater realism, and a wider scope of themes—including class tensions, social problems, and religious bigotry—expressing his recurrent concern with man’s isolation and struggle with his fate.

He retired in 1880 to Hadermarschen, where he wrote his last and greatest novella, Der Schimmelreiter (1888; The Rider on the White Horse, 1917), which, with its forceful hero and terse, objective style, shows vivid imagination and great narrative verve.

Storm was married twice. He died of cancer on 4 July 1888 at age 70 in Hademarschen.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • other kin relationship with Bachér, Franz (born 21 May 1894). Notes: Grandkin


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2.

Sy Scholfield quotes "midnight" and "shortly before midnight" from various German biographies: Ein Leben für die graue Stadt by Ch Göhler (H. Möller, 1987), page 19: "Während der Geburt - es war die Mitternachtsstunde Sonntag des 14. September 1817 – herrschte ein starkes Gewitter über Husum" (During childbirth - it was the midnight hour on Sunday 14 September 1817 - there was a strong thunderstorm over Husum); and from Dichterhäuser by Peter Braun (Deutscher Taschenbuch, 2003), page 55: "Am Markt in Husum, der grauen Stadt am Meer, war Theodor Storm im Gewittertosen des 14. September 1817 Schlag Mitternacht geboren worden" (In Husum, Theodor Storm was born during a thunderstorm on 14 September 1817 at the stroke of midnight), and from Schriften der Theodor-Storm-Gesellschaft, Issues 10-14 (Westholsteinische Verlagsanstalt Boyens., 1961), page 41: "Am 14. September 1817, kurz vor Mitternacht, schenkte sie ihm den ersten Sohn" (On 14 September 1817, shortly before midnight, she gave him their first son).


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Cancer)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Law : Jurist (Magistrate)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet