Vischer, Friedrich

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Vischer, Friedrich Gender: M
Friedrich Theodor Vischer
born on 30 June 1807 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Ludwigsburg, Germany, 48n53, 9e11
Timezone LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
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Friedrich Vischer


German novelist, poet, playwright, and writer on the philosophy of art, known for his efforts to create a theoretical basis for literary realism.

Vischer’s theories of aesthetics, based on ideas of G.W.F. Hegel, began to develop while he was teaching at the University of Tübingen, where he had studied. He became a professor at Tübingen in 1844 but was suspended for two years because of an outspokenly liberal inaugural address. His work was finally published in six volumes as Ästhetik, oder Wissenschaft des Schönen (1846–1857; “Aesthetics, or Fine Arts”). In 1855 he became professor at Zürich, but he returned to Tübingen in 1866.

Vischer’s other works include Kritische Gänge, 2 vol. (1844; “Critical Path”), a collection of essays, and Altes und Neues (1881; “Old and New”). Today, he is mainly remembered as the author of the novel Auch einer, in which he developed the concept of Die Tücke des Objekts (the spite of objects), a comical theory according to which seemingly inanimate object conspire against humans.

He died on 14 September 1887 at age 80 in Gmunden, Austria.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2, quoted birth record. In July 2020 Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran birth and baptism registry entry and upgraded the Rodden Rating to BC/BR in hand.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 80)
  • Vocation : Art : Art critic
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet