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Adalbert Stifter

Adalbert StifterAKA Albert Stifter

Born: 23-Oct-1805
Birthplace: Oberplan, Austria
Died: 28-Jan-1868
Location of death: Linz, Austria
Cause of death: Suicide

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: Austria
Executive summary: Studien

Austrian author, born at Oberplan in Bohemia on the 23rd of October 1805, the son of a linen weaver. Having studied at the University of Vienna, he became tutor to Richard, eldest son of Prince Metternich, and obtained in 1849 the appointment as school inspector with the title of Schulrat in Linz, where he lived until his death by injuries gained by slashing his own neck, 28th of January 1868. As early as 1840 Stifter had made his name known by his Feldblumen, a collection of charming little sketches, but his fame chiefly rests upon his Studien (1844-51) in which he gathered together his early writings. These sketches of scenery and rural life are among the best and purest examples of German prose. Among other of his works may be cited Bunte Steine (1853), Nachsommer (1857), Witiko (1864-67), and Briefe, which appeared posthumously in 1869.

Father: Johann Stifter (d. 1817)
Mother: Magdalena Stifter
Girlfriend: Fanny Greipl
Wife: Amalia Mohaupt (m. 1837)

    University: University of Vienna

    Suicide Attempt 25-Jan-1868
    Risk Factors: Smallpox, Depression

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