Theodor Storm

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Birthday
14, 1817
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 4, 1888 (70)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
14, 1817
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 4, 1888 (70)

About

Considered an important figure in nineteenth-century German Realism, he is best known for Immensee, Der Schimmelreiter, and other novellas. Over the course of his career, he also published poetry and short stories.

Before Fame

During his time as a law student in Berlin and Kiel, he published his first poetry collection.

Trivia

He was greatly influenced by the work of poet Joseph von Eichendorff.

Family Life

He was married to Konstanze Esmarch until her death in 1864. Later in life, he married Dorothea Jensen.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow German author Gottfried Kinkel.