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August von Kotzebue

a.k.a. August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue

Author Code: GAVK

Born: May 3, 1761 - Weimar, Germany

Died: Mar. 23, 1819 - Mannheim, Germany

Educated in law at the University of Jena and the University of Duisberg, Kotzebue graduated in 1780 and began a law practice in Weimar. He went Russia as secretary to the head of the General-Government St. Petersburg. He was ennobled in 1785 and he became president of the Magistrate in Estonia, then a province of Russia. His first novel, The Sorrows of the Ortenberg Family, was published in 1785. He produced his first play, The Stranger (Menschanhas und Reue), in 1789 which became a favorite of the public. Kotzebue's reputation suffered in 1790 when an anonymous and controversial play was attributed to him even though it was said to be by A.F.F. Knigge. The accusation was most likely true. In 1797, he became a theater director in Vienna and two years later took a similar role in Weimar. In 1800, he returned to Russia, but was arrested on suspicion of being a Jacobin and was sent to Siberia where he spent a few months before being recalled to St. Petersburg by Tsar Paul I. He was appointed director of the St. Petersburg theater, but was forced to return to Germany when the Tsar was assassinated. He spent some time in Weimar, but was unable to get on with Goethe, so he moved to Berlin. He fled to Russia in 1806 during the French occupation and campaigned against Napoleon in the press. From 1813, he once again entered Russian government service and in 1817 was appointed to the Russian foreign service. He became an informant to Tsar Alexander I and was sent to Germany. In 1819, suspected of dubious political activities by Liberal Germans, he was stabbed to death by German student Karl Ludwig Sand. Kotzebue's many works include Ich, eine Geschtiche in Fragmenten (1781), Die Indianer in England (1790), Die Spanier in Peru (1797), Uber Meinen Aufenthalt in Wein (1799), Die beiden Klingsberg (1801), Die Hussiten vor Naumberg (1803) and Rudolf von Habsburg und Ottokar (1815).

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