Borne, Ludwig

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Born: May 06, 1786 AD
Died: 1837 AD, at 50 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Journalist, Satirists, Writers


1786 - Born Loeb Baruch at Frankforton-Main, on the 6th of May. A German political writer and satirist.

1811 - Tired of medical science, which he had subsequently pursued at Halle, he studied constitutional law and political science at Heidelberg and Giessen, and took his doctor's degree at the latter university.

1814 - Engaged in journalism, and edited the Frankfurt liberal newspapers, Staatsristretto and Die Zeitschwingen.

1818 - He became a convert to Lutheran protestantism, changing his name from Lob Baruch to Ludwig Borne.

         - He edited Die Wage, a paper distinguished by its lively political articles and its powerful but sarcastic theatrical criticisms.

1821 - Borne quitted for a while the field of publicist writing and led a retired life in Paris, Hamburg and Frankfort.

1829 - 1834 - The first edition of his Gesammelte Schriften appeared at Hamburg.

         - Disgusted with the state of things in Germany, went to Paris after the Revolution.

1837 - He died at Paris on the 12th of February.
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