10 in German History
October 10, 1713
Birth of Johann Krebs in Buttelstedt,
Germany. He was a composer of organ music. He was a pupil of
Johann Sebastian Bach.
October 10, 1791
Death of Christian Friedrich Daniel
Schubart in Stuttgart, Germany. Schubart was a poet of the
Sturm und Drang period (most noteworthy representatives of
this period are Goethe and Schiller). Works by Schubart
include Deutsche Chronik, Sämtliche
Gedichte and Schubarts Leben und
October 10, 1930
Death of Adolf Engler in Berlin, Germany.
Engler was a botanist who gained fame through his extensive
system of plant classification. He completed his doctorate at
the University of Breslau and taught at the universities of
Kiel and Breslau. He achieved his greatest fame as the
director of the Berlin Botanical Garden in Dahlem, which
became, under his leadership, one of the best in the world.
His classification and nomenclature can be found in Die
natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien (1887-1911), Das
Pflanzenreich (1900-1937) and Syllabus der
October 10, 1974
Death of Marie Luise Kaschnitz (born von
Holzing Berstett) in Rome, Italy. Born in 1901 in Karlsruhe,
Germany, she became a novelist and one of the leading poets
of her day. Among her works are Liebe beginnt (1933), Elissa
(1937), Totentanz und Gedichte zur Zeit (1947), Zukunftsmusik
(1950) and Dein Schweigen, meine Stimme (1962).
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