Franz Grillparzer

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Birthday
15, 1791
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jan 21, 1872 (81)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1791
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jan 21, 1872 (81)

About

A Nineteenth-Century Austrian dramatist and poet, he is known for plays such as Der traum, ein Leben (The Dream, a Life) and Spartacus. He also published two novellas: Das Kloster bei Sendomir and Der arme Spielmann.

Before Fame

He studied law at the University of Vienna and went on to work as a tutor, civil servant, and scribe.

Trivia

A popular Austrian pastry, the Grillparzertorte, was named in his honor.

Family Life

He was the Vienna-born son of Franz and Anna Franziska Grillparzer. He never married.

Associated With

He wrote the oratory address for the funeral of composer Ludwig Van Beethoven.