Strauss, David Friedrich

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Strauss, David Friedrich Gender: M
born on 27 January 1808 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Ludwigsburg, Germany, 48n53, 9e11
Timezone LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Ring
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 06°03' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 29°07 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 28°09'

David Friedrich Strauss


German-Protestant philosopher, theologian, and biographer whose use of dialectical philosophy broke new ground in biblical interpretation by explaining the New Testament accounts of Christ mythologically.

Strauss was a pioneer in the historical investigation of Jesus.

He was 27 years old when his great work Das Leben Jesu kritisch bearbeitet ("The Life of Jesus, Critically Examined") was published. It was a sensation.

In 1848 he was nominated a member of the Frankfurt Parliament, but was defeated. He was elected for the Württemberg chamber, but his actions were so conservative that his constituents requested him to resign his seat. He forgot his political disappointments in the production of a series of biographical works, which secured him a permanent place in German literature.

He was a prolific writer. All of Strauss's works were published in a collected edition in 12 volumes. He died on 8 February 1874 at age 66 in Ludwigsburg.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Vloten, Johannes van (born 18 January 1818). Notes: Van Vloten wrote articles in favour of "Das Leben Jesu" in 1843.
  • compare to chart of Stowe, Lyman E. (born 2 April 1843). Notes: Histrorical versus Astrological Jesus


Source Notes

Thomas Ring, vol 3, quoted birth record.

In June 2020, Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran birth and baptism registry entry (1808, no. 15). The rating was thus upgraded to BC/BR in hand.


  • Vocation : Religion : Other Religion (Theologian)
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy