Gottfried Kinkel

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Birthday
11, 1815
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 13, 1882 (67)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
11, 1815
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Nov 13, 1882 (67)

About

Nineteenth-century German poet known for Otto der Schutz, Der Grobschmied von Antwerpen, and other works. Also a revolutionary, he founded a political newspaper called Bonner Zeitung.

Before Fame

He studied and taught theology before becoming a writer and art historian.

Trivia

He was sentenced to life in prison for his revolutionary activities, but he later escaped to England.

Family Life

He wed musician and writer Johanna Mockel in 1843. The couple went on to have four children.

Associated With

He was a member of the August Willich-Karl Schapper sub-group of The Communist League and, as such, opposed the ideas of Karl Marx.