Friedrich Adler (writer), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Friedrich Adler (writer)

Czech attorney, poet and translator

Date of Birth: 13-Feb-1857

Place of Birth: Kosova Hora, Central Bohemian Region, Czech Republic

Date of Death: 02-Feb-1938

Profession: writer, lawyer, poet, translator, poet lawyer

Nationality: Austria, Czech Republic

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Friedrich Adler (writer)

  • Friedrich Adler (February 13, 1857, Amschelberg, Bohemia, Austrian Empire now Kosova Hora, Czech Republic – February 2, 1938, Prague) was an Austrian jurist, translator and writer of Bohemian origin. Friedrich Adler was the son of innkeeper and soaper Joseph Adler, and his wife Marie Fürth.
  • After his parents' death (probably in 1866), Adler was only able to attend school in Amschelberg irregularly.
  • Despite this, he was admitted to a gymnasium in Prague, and to the Karl-Ferdinands University in Prague. There, he studied Romance studies, English, Czech, and modern Greek.
  • He later changed subjects and studied law and politics.
  • During his studies, Adler received an award for his translation of a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in a competition.
  • He finished his studies in 1883 with a doctorate in law. After his studies he completed a legal clerkship in 1890.
  • In the same year he was licensed to become a lawyer and opened a law office on 1 January 1891 in Prague.
  • In March 1895 he married Regine Wessely from Trebíc, Moravia.
  • They had two daughters: Marie-Elise and Gertrude. In 1896, Adler became the secretary of the Prague trade body (which office he held until the start of World War I).
  • He was also a lecturer for Romance philology at the German University in Prague and arts and theatre correspondent for the newspaper Bohemia.
  • From 1900 he taught Spanish at the German trade academy in Prague. After the First World War, Adler headed the translation department of the Czech National Assembly.
  • He was elected a member of the Society for the Promotion of German Sciences, Arts and Literature in Bohemia and was a prominent figure of the Prague literature scene at the turn of the century, alongside Hugo Salus.
  • He was a member of the patriotic-liberal oriented German artists society Concordia, which met in the "Deutscher Casino"; in addition to himself and Salus, the society included writers of the Bohemia.
  • Adler corresponded with Richard Dehmel and Gustav Falke, amongst others. Friedrich Adler died at the age of 81 on 2 February 1938 in Prague.
  • His family were victims of the National Socialists: Regine Adler was murdered in 1943 in the concentration camp Theresienstadt, the path of his daughter could only be traced up to 1943 in Zamosc, Poland.

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