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DiedFebruary 19, 1837, Zürich, Switzerland
FactIn 1832, he was engaged to Wilhelmine Jaeglé (1810-1880).

Georg Büchner was born on October 17, 1813, in the city of Darmstadt, Germany. He was the second of six children born to Franziska and Johann Georg Büchner. His father was a doctor and his mother was the daughter of a prosperous merchant. Büchner’s childhood was a happy one, despite the fact that his father died when he was just seven years old.

Büchner was an excellent student, and he won a scholarship to study at the prestigious University of Heidelberg when he was just 17 years old. He initially studied medicine, like his father, but he quickly became more interested in the humanities and social sciences. He became involved in the student movement at Heidelberg, and he became friends with a number of radical thinkers, including Karl Marx.

Büchner’s political views led to him being expelled from Heidelberg in 1835. He moved to Zurich, where he continued his studies and also began to write plays. His most famous play, “Danton’s Death”, was written in 1835 and is considered to be one of the greatest plays of the 19th century.

Büchner’s health began to decline in 1836, and he died of typhus on February 19, 1837, at the age of 23. Despite his short life, Büchner was a hugely influential writer, and his work continues to be read and performed all over the world.

General Info

Full NameGeorg Büchner
DiedFebruary 19, 1837, Zürich, Switzerland
ProfessionAuthor, Playwright
EducationUniversity of Giessen, University of Zurich


ParentsLouise Caroline Büchner, Karl Ernst Büchner
SiblingsLudwig Büchner, Luise Büchner, Mathilde Büchner, Alexander Büchner, Wilhelm Büchner


MoviesWoyzeck, The Tragedy Of A Simple Man, Delicate Crime, Lenz, The Postman, Danton, Leonce and Lena

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1In 1832, he was engaged to Wilhelmine Jaeglé (1810-1880).



Woyzeck2013TV Movie play
Woyzeck2012Short story
Gioia Osthoff Demovideo2011Short
Wozzeck2007Video after the drama
Upon Reaching the Sun2007TV Movie play "Woyzeck"
Crime Delicado2005play "Woyzeck"
Woyzeck2004TV Movie
Leonce und Lena2003TV Movie by
Woyzeck1999TV Movie play
Wozzeck1996TV Movie play "Woyzeck"
Wozzeck1994TV Movie play "Woyzeck"
Leonce és Léna1991TV Movie
A Morte de Danton1990TV Movie play
Lenz1987short story
Wozzeck1987TV Movie based on the play "Woyzeck" by
Dantons dood1986TV Movie play
Lletres catalanes1979TV Series play - 1 episode
BBC Play of the Month1978TV Series play - 1 episode
Dantons Tod1977/IITV Movie novel
Dantons Tod1977/ITV Movie play
Woyzeck1976TV Movie play
Taller de comèdies1976TV Series play - 1 episode
Leonce und Lena1975TV Movie play
Wozzeck1972TV Movie play "Woyzeck"
Woyzeck1972TV Movie play
La mort de Danton1970TV Movie play
Léonce et Léna1969TV Movie play
Woyzeck1968TV Movie play
Woyzeck1966/IITV Movie play "Woyzeck"
Woyzeck1966/ITV Movie play
Woyzeck1965/ITV Movie play "Woyzeck"
Woyzeck1965/IITV Movie play fragment
Woyzeck1964/IIITV Movie play
Woyzeck1964/ITV Movie play
Leonce und Lena1963TV Movie play
Dantons Tod1963TV Movie play
Woyzeck1962TV Movie play
World Theatre1959TV Mini-Series play - 1 episode
Wozzeck1947play "Woyzek"
Danton1921play "Dantons Tod"

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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