Novalis

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Birthday
2, 1772
Birthplace
Wiederstedt, Germany
Death Date
Mar 25, 1801 (28)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1772
Birthplace
Wiederstedt, Germany
Death Date
Mar 25, 1801 (28)

About

German Romantic poet, philosopher, and author who wrote under the pen name of Novalis. His literary works include Fichte Studies, Hymns to the Night / Spiritual Songs, and The Novices of Sais.

Before Fame

His birth name was Georg Philipp Friedrich von Hardenberg, and he was born to German nobility on an estate in the Harz mountains.

Trivia

He died of tuberculosis a month shy of his twenty-ninth birthday.

Family Life

He was engaged to Sophie von Kuhn, who tragically died at the age of fifteen before the couple could marry. Later, he became engaged to Julie von Charpentier.

Associated With

He studied law and, during his time at university, made the acquaintance of author Johann von Goethe.