Aaron ben Joseph of Buda Aaron ben Joseph of Buda was a Judæo-German poet of the seventeenth century, who was captured in the city of Buda, the capital of Hungary, on September 2, 1686, when the imperial troops, under t...
Abraham von Franckenberg Abraham von Franckenberg (24 June 1593 – 25 June 1652) was a German mystic, author, poet and hymn-writer.
Adam Reusner Adam Reusner, also Reissner or Reißner, in Mindelheim was a German mystic, hymn-writer and poet.
Adelbert von Chamisso Adelbert von Chamisso (30 January 1781 – 21 August 1838) was a German poet and botanist.
Adolf Bartels Adolf Bartels (15 November 1862 – 7 March 1945) was a German journalist and poet.
Adolf Böttger Adolf Böttger (born 21 May 1815 in Leipzig; died 16 November 1870 in Gohlis, now part of Leipzig) was a German translator and poet.
Adolf Endler Adolf Endler (born September 20, 1930 in Düsseldorf - died August 2, 2009 in Berlin) was a lyric poet, essayist and prose author who played a central role in subcultural activities that attacked...
Adolf Stern Adolf Stern was a German literary historian and poet.
Adolf Strodtmann Adolf Heinrich Strodtmann (24 March 1829 Flensburg - 17 March 1879 Steglitz) was a German poet, journalist, translator and literary historian.
Agnes Miegel Agnes Miegel (9 March 1879 in Königsberg, East Prussia – 26 October 1964 in Bad Salzuflen, Germany) was a German author, journalist, and poet.
Albert Ehrenstein Albert Ehrenstein (23 December 1886 – 8 April 1950) was an Austrian-born German Expressionist poet.
Albert Knapp Albert Knapp (July 25, 1798, Tübingen - June 18, 1864, Stuttgart) was a German poet.
Albrecht von Johansdorf Albrecht von Johansdorf (c. 1180 – c. 1209) was a Minnesänger and a minor noble in the service of Wolfger of Erla.
Alfred Lichtenstein (writer) Alfred Lichtenstein (* 23 August 1889 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf; † 25 September 1914 near Vermandovillers, Somme, France) was a German expressionist writer.
Alfred Mombert Alfred Mombert (6 February 1872 – 8 April 1942) was a German poet, born in Karlsruhe, and educated at the universities of Heidelberg, Leipzig, Munich, and Berlin.
Alfred Schuler Alfred Schuler (* 22 November 1865 in Mainz; † 8 April 1923 in Munich) was a religious founder, a gnostic, a mystic and a visionary.
Ambrosius Lobwasser Ambrosius Lobwasser (1515–1585) was a German humanist and translator, born in Saxony.
Andreas Gryphius Andreas Gryphius (11 October 1616 – 16 July 1664) was a German lyric poet and dramatist.
Angela Litschev Angela Litschev (also known as Angela Litschewa, Bulgarian Ангела Личева; born July 17, 1978 in Sofia) is a Bulgarian-born German writer and poet.
Angela Sommer-Bodenburg Angela Sommer-Bodenburg (born December 18, 1948 in Reinbek, Germany) is the author of a number of fantasy books for children.
Angelus Silesius Angelus Silesius or Johann Angelus Silesius (born: Johann Scheffler; bapt.
Ann Cotten Ann Cotten (born 1982, Ames, Iowa) is an American-born German writer.
Anna Louisa Karsch Anna Louisa Karsch was a German autodidact and poet from the Silesia region, known to her contemporaries as “Die Karschin”.
Anna Nitschmann Anna Caritas Nitschmann was a Moravian Brethren missionary, lyrical poetess, and the second wife of Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf.
Anna Ovena Hoyer Anna Ovena Hoyer (born: Anke Hanß, aka Anna Ovena Hoyers, Swedish: Anna Orena Höijer) (Koldenbüttel on Ejdersted peninsula 1584 – 27 November 1655) was a writer and poet, originally German; ...
Anne Heitmann Anne Heitmann (b. in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a poet and writer.
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff Anna Elisabeth Franziska Adolphine Wilhelmine Louise Maria, Freiin von Droste zu Hülshoff, known as Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (January 10 or 12 1797 – May 24, 1848), was a 19th-cen...
Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Anthony Ulrich (German: Anton Ulrich; 4 October 1633, Hitzacker – 27 March 1714, Salzdahlum) was duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and ruled over the Wolfenbüttel subdivision of the duchy fro...
Anton G. Leitner Anton G. Leitner (born June 16, 1961 in Munich, Germany) is a German writer and publisher.
Anton Schnack Anton Schnack (21 July 1892 – 26 September 1973) was a German writer.
Anton Wilhelm von Zuccalmaglio Anton Wilhelm Florentin von Zuccalmaglio (12 April 1803 - 23 March 1869) was a German dialectologist, folklorist, folk-song collector, poet, and composer.
Apollonius von Maltitz Apollonius Freiherr von Maltitz (June 11, 1795 – March 2, 1870) was a German writer and diplomat.
August Hermann Niemeyer August Hermann Niemeyer (September 1, 1754 in Halle (Saale) – July 7, 1828 in Magdeburg) was a German theologian, teacher, a librettist, a poet, a travel writer, a Protestant church song p...
August Kopisch August Kopisch (26 May 1799 – 6 February 1853) was a German poet and painter.
August Ludwig Follen August (or, as he afterwards called himself, Adolf) Ludwig Follen (21 January 1794 - 26 December 1855), German poet, was born at Gießen, the son of a district judge.
August Stramm August Stramm (29 July 1874 – 1 September 1915) was a German poet and playwright who is considered one of the first of the expressionists.
August von Platen-Hallermünde Karl August Georg Maximilian Graf von Platen-Hallermünde (24 October 1796 – 5 December 1835) was a German poet and dramatist.
August Wilhelm Schlegel August Wilhelm (later: von) Schlegel (September 8, 1767 – May 12, 1845) was a German poet, translator, critic, and a foremost leader of German Romanticism.
Ava (poet) The poet Ava (c. 1060 – 7 February 1127), also known as Frau Ava, Ava of Göttweig or Ava of Melk, was the first named female writer in any genre in the German language.
Bajka (music) Bajka (pronounced "Bai-Kah") is a female artist born in India and raised in Portugal and South Africa.
Bajka (musician) Bajka Pluwatsch (born December 25, 1978), also known by her mononym and stage name Bajka, is a female artist born in India and raised in Portugal and South Africa.
Balthasar Kindermann Balthasar Benjamin Kindermann (10 April 1636 – 12 February 1706) was a German poet.
Balthasar Walther Balthasar Walther (1558 – c. 1631) was a Silesian physician and Christian Kabbalist of German ethnicity.
Bartholomäus Ringwaldt Bartholomäus Ringwaldt (28 November 1532, Frankfurt (Oder) - c.1599, Langenfeld near Zielenzig; today Długoszyn near Sulęcin, Poland) was a German didactic poet and Lutheran theologian.
Bernhard Kellermann Bernhard Kellermann (March 4, 1879, Fürth, Kingdom of Bavaria – October 17, 1951) was a German author and poet.
Berthold Auerbach Berthold Auerbach (28 February 1812 – 8 February 1882) was a German-Jewish poet and author.
Berthold Wulf Berthold Wulf (July 2, 1926 – June 11, 2012) was a German priest, poet and philosopher.
Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht (born 10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956) was a German poet, playwright, theatre director, and Marxist.
Birger Sellin Birger Sellin (born 1 February 1973, Berlin) was the first functionally non-verbal person with autism to become a published author in Germany.
Bruno Frank Bruno Frank (Stuttgart, June 13, 1887 - Beverly Hills, June 20, 1945) was a German author, poet, dramatist, and humanist.
Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Jordan Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Jordan, sometimes shortened to Wilhelm Jordan (8 February 1819 in Insterburg in East Prussia, now in Russia – 25 June 1904 in Frankfurt am Main), was a German writer...
Carl Hermann Busse Carl (Hermann) Busse (12 November 1872 - 3 December 1918) was a German lyric poet.
Caroline Rudolphi Caroline Rudolphi (also Karoline; 1753–1811) was a German educationist and poet.
Charles Follen Charles Follen (September 6, 1796 – January 13, 1840) was a German poet and patriot, who later moved to the United States and became the first professor of German at Harvard University, a Unita...
Charlotte Niese Charlotte Niese (7 June 1854 – 8 December 1935) was a German writer, poet and teacher.
Christa Reinig Christa Reinig (6 August 1926, Berlin – 30 September 2008, Munich) was a German poet, fiction and non-fiction writer and dramatist.
Christian Adolph Overbeck Christian Adolph Overbeck (21 August 1755 in Lübeck – 9 March 1821 in Lübeck) was a German poet, and the Burgomaster of Lübeck.
Christian Brentano Christian Brentano (January 24, 1784 – October 27, 1851) was a German writer and Catholic publicist from Frankfurt.
Christian Fürchtegott Gellert Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (4 July 1715 – 13 December 1769) was a German poet, one of the forerunners of the golden age of German literature that was ushered in by Lessing.
Cäsar Flaischlen Cäsar Flaischlen was a German poet, b. in Stuttgart on May 12, 1864, and d. in Gundelsheim, Baden-Württemberg.
Daniel Casper von Lohenstein Daniel Caspar (25 January 1635, Nimptsch, Niederschlesien – 28 April 1683, Breslau, Niederschlesien), also spelled Daniel Casper, and referred to from 1670 as Daniel Caspar von Lohenste...
Daniel Czepko von Reigersfeld Daniel Czepko von Reigersfeld was a German Lutheran poet and dramatist, known for his mystical verse influenced by Jacob Böhme.
Daniel Lessmann Daniel Lessmann (January 18, 1794 in Soldin, Neumark – Sept.
David Elias Heidenreich David Elias Heidenreich (21 January 1638 – 6 June 1688) was a German poet, dramatist, librettist and translator of the Baroque era.
David Schirmer (poet) David Schirmer was a German lyric poet and librarian, who also used the pseudonyms Der Bestimmende, Der Beschirmende and DiSander.
Der von Kürenberg Der von Kürenberg or Der Kürenberger was an middle-age poet, and one of the first named poets to write in Old High German language.
Der wilde Alexander Der wilde Alexander, also known as Meister Alexander, was a medieval Minnesänger who was active from the mid-1200s until after 1288.
Detlev von Liliencron Baron Detlev von Liliencron born Friedrich Adolf Axel Detlev Liliencron (June 3, 1844 Kiel – July 22, 1909) was a German lyric poet and novelist from Kiel, the son of Louis (Ludwig) Freih...
Dietrich Eckart Dietrich Eckart (23 March 1868 – 26 December 1923) was a German journalist and politician and, with Adolf Hitler, was one of the early key members of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) and a participa...
Dorothea Herzog Dorothea Herzog (born February 23, 1932) is a German pedagogue and poet who is well known in the underground culture for her work.
Else Lasker-Schüler Else Lasker-Schüler (February 11, 1869 – January 22, 1945) was a Jewish German poet and playwright famous for her bohemian lifestyle in Berlin.
Emanuel Geibel Emanuel von Geibel (17 October 1815–6 April 1884), German poet and playwright.
Emil Rittershaus Friedrich Emil Rittershaus (3 April 1834 – 8 March 1897) was a German poet.
Emma Guntz Emma Guntz (née Emma Linnebach) (born August 30, 1937 in Bruchsal) is a German-French poet, journalist and editor living and working in Strasbourg, France.
Erich Kästner Emil Erich Kästner (23 February 1899 – 29 July 1974) was a German author, poet, screenwriter and satirist, known primarily for his humorous, socially astute poetry and for children's books...
Erich Mühsam Erich Mühsam (6 April 1878 – 10 July 1934) was a German-Jewish antimilitarist anarchist essayist, poet and playwright.
Erich Neumann (psychologist) Erich Neumann (אריך נוימן; January 23, 1905 – November 5, 1960), was a psychologist, philosopher, writer, and student of Carl Jung.
Ernst Anschütz Ernst Gebhard Salomon Anschütz was a German teacher, organist, poet, and composer.
Ernst Eckstein Ernst Eckstein (6 February 1845, Giessen, Grand Duchy of Hesse –18 November 1900) was a German humorist, novelist and poet.
Ernst Hardt Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst Hardt (May 9, 1876 – January 3, 1947), born Ernst Stöckhardt, was a German playwright, poet, and novelist.
Ernst Henrici Carl Ernst Julius Henrici (* 10 December 1854 in Berlin; † 10 July 1915 in Döbeln) was a German grammar school teacher, writer, colonial adventurer and anti-Semitic politician.
Ezzo (poet) The Ezzolied, or Anegenge, is an old German poem written by Ezzo, a German scholar and priest of Bamberg.
F. K. Waechter Friedrich Karl Waechter (3 November 1937 in Danzig – 16 September 2005 in Frankfurt) was a renowned German cartoonist, author, and playwright.
F.W. Bernstein F.W. Bernstein (originally Fritz Weigle; born March 4, 1938, Göppingen) is a German poet, cartoonist, and satirist.
Felix Dhünen Felix Dhünen (real name Franz Sondinger, January 5, 1896 – December 8, 1939) was a German poet.
Felix Fechenbach Felix Fechenbach (January 28, 1894 – August 7, 1933) was a German-Jewish journalist, poet and political activist, who was murdered by the Nazis.
Ferdinand Freiligrath Ferdinand Freiligrath (17 June 1810 – 18 March 1876) was a German poet, translator and liberal agitator.
Franz Baermann Steiner Franz Baermann Steiner (born 12 October 1909 in the town of Karlín (the later suburb of Karolinethal), just outside Prague, Bohemia, died 27 November 1952, in Oxford) was an ethnologist, polyma...
Franz Josef Degenhardt Franz Josef Degenhardt (3 December 1931 – 14 November 2011) was a German poet, satirist, novelist, and – first and foremost – a folksinger/songwriter (Liedermacher) with decidedly left-wing politics.
Franz Theodor Kugler Franz Theodor Kugler (19 January 1808, Stettin – 18 March 1858, Berlin) was a cultural administrator for the Prussian state and art historian.
Franz von Dingelstedt Franz von Dingelstedt (June 30, 1814 – May 15, 1881) was a German poet, dramatist and theatre administrator.
Franz von Gaudy Franz Bernhard Heinrich Wilhelm Freiherr von Gaudy (19 April 1800 Frankfurt (Oder) – 5 February 1840 Berlin) was a German poet and novelist.
Franz Xaver Kappus Franz Xaver Kappus (17 May 1883 – 9 October 1966) was an Austrian military officer, journalist, editor and writer who wrote poetry, short-stories, novels and screenplays.
Freidank Freidank (Vrîdanc or Vrîgedanc, literally "Freethought") was a Middle High German lyric poet of the early 13th century.
Friederike Kempner Friederike Kempner (June 25, 1836 - February 23, 1904) was a German-Jewish poet.
Friedrich Gundolf Friedrich Gundolf, born Friedrich Leopold Gundelfinger (20 July 1880 – 12 July 1931) was a German-Jewish literary scholar and poet and one of the most famous academics of the Weimar Republic.
Friedrich Hielscher Friedrich Hielscher (31 May 1902, Plauen, Vogtland6 March 1990, Furtwangen) was a German intellectual involved in the Conservative Revolutionary movement during the Weimar Republic and in the G...
Friedrich Hölderlin Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin (20 March 1770 – 7 June 1843) was a major German lyric poet, commonly associated with the artistic movement known as Romanticism.
Friedrich Julius Hammer Friedrich Julius Hammer (June 7, 1810 – August 23, 1862) was a German poet born in Dresden.
Friedrich Konrad Müller Friedrich Konrad Müller (born November 14, 1823 Ummerstadt; † 26 April 1881 in Leipzig) was a German poet, journalist and physician.
Gottfried Kinkel Johann Gottfried Kinkel (11 August 1815 – 13 November 1882) was a German poet also noted for his revolutionary activities and his escape from a Prussian prison in Spandau with the help of his fr...
Gottfried von Strassburg Gottfried von Strassburg (died c. 1210) is the author of the Middle High German courtly romance Tristan, an adaptation of the 12th-century Tristan and Iseult legend.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (22 January 1729 – 15 February 1781) was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enligh...
Gottlob Burmann Gottlob Wilhelm Burmann was a German Romantic poet and lipogrammatist.
Guido Görres Guido Görres (28 May 1805 – 14 July 1852) was a German Catholic historian, publicist and poet.
Gustav Falke Gustav Falke (11 January 1853 – 8 February 1916) was a German writer.
Gustav Kastropp Gustav Kastropp (August 30, 1844 – September 11, 1925) was a German poet, librettist and musician.
Gustav zu Putlitz Gustav Heinrich Gans Edler Herr zu Putlitz (20 March 1821 – 5 September 1890) was a German author.
Günter Eich Günter Eich (1 February 1907 – 20 December 1972) was a German lyricist, dramatist, and author.
Günter Grass Günter Wilhelm Grass (born 16 October 1927) is a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Hanns Cibulka Hanns Cibulka (b. 20 September 1920, in Jägerndorf, Upper Silesia, Czecho-Slovak Republic – d. 20 June 2004, in Gotha, Germany) was a German Bohemian poet and diarist.
Hanns Heinz Ewers Hanns Heinz Ewers (3 November 1871 in Düsseldorf – 12 June 1943 in Berlin) was a German actor, poet, philosopher, and writer of short stories and novels.
Hans Adler Hans Adler was a German author of humorous poems, many of which appeared in the magazine Simplicissimus and were later collected in the volume Affentheater.
Hans Adler (poet) Hans Adler (1870-1957) was a German author of humorous poems, many of which appeared in the magazine Simplicissimus and were later collected in the volume Affentheater.
Hans Baumann (writer) Hans Baumann (22 April 1914 – 7 November 1988) was a German poet, songwriter, literary translator and author of children's books.
Hans Bethge Hans Bethge (* 9 January 1876 in Dessau; † 1 February 1946 in Göppingen, buried in Kirchheim unter Teck) was a German poet whose reputation abroad rests above all on the versions of Tang dynast...
Hans Bethge (poet) Hans Bethge (9 January 1876 in Dessau – 1 February 1946 in Göppingen; buried in Kirchheim unter Teck) was a German poet whose reputation abroad rests above all on the versions of Tang dynasty po...
Hans Carossa Hans Carossa (15 December 1878, Bad Tölz, Kingdom of Bavaria – 12 September 1956, Rittsteig) was a German novelist and poet, known mostly for his autobiographical novels, and his innere ...
Hans Egon Holthusen Hans Egon Holthusen (April 15, 1913 – January 21, 1997) was a German lyric poet, essayist, and literary scholar.
Hans Erasmus Aßmann Hans Erasmus Aßmann, Freiherr von Abschatz (4 February 1646 – 22 April 1699) was a German statesman and poet from the second Silesian school.
Hans Hopfen Demetrius Hans (Ritter von) Hopfen (3 January 1835 – 19 November 1904) was a Bavarian poet and novelist.
Hans Krieger Hans Krieger is a German writer, essayist, journalist of influential weekly papers such as Die Zeit, broadcaster and poet.
Hans Leip Hans Leip (22 September 1893 – 6 June 1983), was a German novelist, poet and playwright, best remembered as the lyricist of Lili Marleen.
Hans Leybold Hans Leybold (2 April 1892 – 8 September 1914) was a German expressionist poet, whose small body of work was a major inspiration behind much of the Dada movement, in particular the works of his ...
Hans Müller-Schlösser Hans Müller-Schlösser (1884–1956) was a German poet and playwright closely associated with his native city of Düsseldorf.
Hans Peter Keller Hans-Peter Keller (11 March 1915 – 11 May 1988) was a German poet who authored several poem collections, e.g. Auch Gold rostet (Even Gold Rusts) or Panoptikum aus dem Augenwinkel (...
Hans Sachs Hans Sachs (5 November 1494 – 19 January 1576) was a German meistersinger ("mastersinger"), poet, playwright, and shoemaker.
Hans Sahl Hans Sahl was a poet, critic, and novelist who began during the Weimar Republic.
Hans Vintler Hans Vintler (died 1419) was a late medieval Tyrolean poet, author of Die Pluemen der Tugent ("The Flowers of Virtue", ed.
Hans von Hopfen Demetrius Hans (Ritter von) Hopfen (3 January 1835 – 19 November 1904) was a Bavarian poet and novelist.
Hans Wilhelm Kirchhof Hans Wilhelm Kirchhof (1525?-1602?, sometimes known as Kirchhoff) was a German Landsknecht, baroque poet and translator.
Hans-Jürgen Heise Hans-Jürgen Heise (6 July 1930 - 13 November 2013) was a German author and poet.
Hartmann von Aue Hartmann von Aue (born 1160-70, died 1210-20) was a Middle High German knight and poet.
Hartmut Geerken Hartmut Geerken (born 15 January 1939 in Stuttgart, Germany) is a German musician, composer, writer, journalist, playwright, and filmmaker.
Heinrich der Glïchezäre Heinrich der Glïchezäre (i.e. the hypocrite, in the sense of one who adopts a strange name or pseudonym; also called Heinrich der Gleißner) was a Middle High German poet from Alsace, autho...
Heinrich Meibom (poet) Heinrich Meibom (December 4, 1555 – September 20, 1625), German historian and poet, was born at Barntrup in Westphalia.
Heinrich Seidel Heinrich Friedrich Wilhelm Seidel (25 June 1842, Perlin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin – 7 November 1906, Berlin) was a German engineer, poet and writer.
Heinrich von Kleist Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist (18 October 1777 – 21 November 1811) was a German poet, dramatist, novelist and short story writer.
Heinrich von Laufenberg Heinrich von Laufenberg (ca. 1390–1460) was a German Roman Catholic fertile writer in prose and verse of the fifteenth century.
Heinrich von Morungen Heinrich von Morungen or Henry of Morungen (died ca. 1220 or 1222) was a German Minnesinger.
Heinrich von Rustige Heinrich Franz Gaudenz von Rustige (12 April 1810, Werl - 15 January 1900, Stuttgart) was a German painter specializing in historical subjects and genres.
Heinrich von Veldeke Heinrich von Veldeke (aka: He(y)nric van Veldeke(n), Dutch Hendrik van Veldeke, born before or around 1150 – died after 1184) is the first writer in the Low Countries that we know by name who w...
Henry III, Margrave of Meissen Henry III, called Henry the Illustrious from the House of Wettin was Margrave of Meissen and last Margrave of Lusatia from 1221 until his death; from 1242 also Landgrave of Thuringia.
Hugo von Montfort Hugo von Montfort (1357 – 4 April 1423) was an Austrian minstrel of the Late Middle Ages.
Hugo von Trimberg Hugo von Trimberg (born circa 1230/1235 in Wern(a), now either Ober- or Niederwerrn near Schweinfurt – died after 1313 in Bamberg-Theuerstadt) was a German Catholic didactic author of the ...
Ilse von Stach Ilse von Stach (originally Stach von Goltzheim) (17 February 1879 – 22 August 1941) was a German writer.
Inge Israel Born in Germany, Inge Israel grew up in France and Ireland and lived in Denmark for some years before settling in Canada.
Inge Müller Inge Müller (born Inge Meyer) (March 13, 1925 – June 1, 1966) was an East German author and second wife of East German playwright Heiner Müller.
Ioannes Henricus Meibomius Heinrich Meibom (29 June 1638 in Lübeck–26 March 1700 in Helmstedt) was a German physician and scholar.
Isolde Kurz Maria Clara Isolde Kurz (December 21, 1853 – April 5, 1944), was a German poet and short story writer.
Iwar von Lücken Iwar von Lücken (January 19, 1874 in Wiesbaden, Germany - 1935 (exact date unknown), Paris, France) was a German poet and part of the avant garde art scene in Leipzig and Berlin of the Inter-War...
Jacob Masen Jacob Masen was a German Jesuit, known as a prolific writer in Latin.
Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz Jakob Michael Reinhold Lenz (23 January 1751, or 12 January in the Julian calendar–4 June 1792, or 24 May in the Julian calendar) was a Baltic German writer of the Sturm und Drang movement.
Jakob van Hoddis Jakob van Hoddis (May 16, 1887 in Berlin – 1942 in Sobibor) was the pen name of a German-Jewish expressionist poet Hans Davidsohn, of which name "Van Hoddis" is an anagram.
Jobus Fincelius Job (Jobus, Iobus) Fincelius (died 1582) was a 16th-century humanist and physician.
Jochen Klepper Jochen Klepper (March 22, 1903 – December 11, 1942) was a German writer, poet and journalist.
Johann Adolf Schlegel Johann Adolf Schlegel (17 September 1721 – 16 September 1793) was a German poet and clergyman.
Johann Anton Leisewitz Johann Anton Leisewitz (born 9 May 1752 in Hanover, died 10 September 1806 in Braunschweig) was a German lawyer and dramatic poet, and a central figure of the Sturm und Drang era.
Johann Bernhard Vermehren Johann Bernhard Vermehren (6 June 1777 in Lübeck – 29 November 1803 in Jena) was an early Romantic poet and scholar.
Johann Christian Cuno Johann Christian Cuno (3 April 1708 Berlin - 1783 Durlach) was a German poet, writer, botanist and merchant, and was the son of a postal official in Berlin.
Johann Christian Günther Johann Christian Günther (April 8, 1695 – March 15, 1723) was a German poet from Striegau in Lower Silesia.
Johann Georg Fischer Johann Georg Fischer (25 October 1816 – 4 May 1897) was a German poet and playwright.
Johann Georg Jacobi Johann Georg Jacobi (September 2, 1740 – January 4, 1814) was a German poet.
Johann Heermann Johann Heermann (11 October 1585 – 17 February 1647) was a German poet and hymn-writer.
Johann Heinrich Ernesti Johann Heinrich Ernesti (12 March 1652 – 16 October 1729) was a Saxon philosopher, theologian, Latin classicist and poet.
Johann Heinrich Voss Johann Heinrich Voss (Johann Heinrich Voß 20 February 1751 – 29 March 1826) was a German classicist and poet, known mostly for his translation of Homer's Odyssey (1781) Iliad (1793) ...
Johann Klaj Johann Klaj (Latinized Clajus) (1616 – 16 February 1656), German poet, was born at Meissen in Saxony.
Johann Major Johann Major (2 January 1533 - 6 March 1600, Zerbst) was a German Protestant theologian, humanist and poet.
Johann Nikolaus Götz Johann Nikolaus Götz (Worms, July 9, 1721 – Winterburg near Bad Kreuznach, November 4, 1781) was a German poet from Worms.
Johann of Schwarzenberg Johann of Schwarzenberg was a German moralist and reformer who, as judge of the episcopal court at Bamberg, introduced a new code of evidence which amended the procedure then prevalent in Europe...
Johann Peter Eckermann Johann Peter Eckermann (21 September 1792 – 3 December 1854), German poet and author, is best known for his work Conversations with Goethe, the fruit of his association with Johann Wolfgang ...
Johann Peter Hebel Johann Peter Hebel (10 May 1760 – 22 September 1826) was a German short story writer, dialectal poet, evangelical theologian and pedagogue, most famous for a collection of Alemannic lyric ...
Johann Rietsch Johann Rietsch (1778 – January 10, 1814) was a German poet, writing in the High Franconian dialect of his native Nuremberg (East Franconian).
Johanna Wolff Johanna Wolff, née Kielich (born 30 January 1858 in Tilsit, died 3 May 1943 in Orselina, Switzerland) was a popular German writer.
Johannes Beilharz Johannes Beilharz (born 15 January 1956) is a German poet, painter and translator.
Johannes Daniel Falk Johannes Daniel Falk (28 October 1768 Danzig – 14 February 1826 Weimar) was a German publisher and poet.
Johannes Khuen Johannes Kuen, priest, poet, and composer, was one of the leading literary figures of the early Baroque in Bavaria.
Johannes Plavius Johannes Plavius (born c. 1600) was a German poet that most likely was born in Central German Thuringia, in Neuhausen (as he calls himself "M. Johannes Plavius Nehusâ Thüringus" in some works) o...
Johannes R. Becher Johannes Robert Becher (b May 22, 1891 in Munich; d October 11, 1958 in East Berlin) was a German politician, novelist, and poet.
Johannes Theodor Baargeld Johannes Theodor Baargeld was a pseudonym of Alfred Emanuel Ferdinand Grünwald (9 October 1892 - 16 or 17 August 1927), a German painter and poet who, together with Max Ernst, founded the ...
Johannes von Tepl Johannes von Tepl, also known as Johannes von Saaz, was a Bohemian writer of the German language, one of the earliest known writers of prose in Early New High German.
John Brugman John Brugman, O.F.M., was a 15th-century Franciscan friar, who became a renowned preacher in Flanders.
John Henry Mackay John Henry Mackay (6 February 1864 – 16 May 1933) was an individualist anarchist, thinker and writer.
Julian of Speyer Julian of Speyer (Julianus Teutonicus; died c. 1250), also known as Julian of Spires, was a German Franciscan composer, poet and historian of the thirteenth century.
Julius Grosse Julius Waldemar Grosse (25 April 1828 - 9 May 1902), German poet, the son of a military chaplain, was born at Erfurt.
Julius Hübner Rudolf Julius Benno Hübner (27 January 1806 – 7 November 1882) was a German historical painter of the Düsseldorf school of painting.
Julius Mosen Julius Mosen (8 July 1803 – 10 October 1867) was a German poet and author of Jewish descent, associated with the Young Germany movement, and now remembered principally for his patriotic poem the...
Julius Sturm Julius Sturm, German poet, was born at Köstritz in the principality of Reuss.
Karl Heinzen Karl Peter Heinzen (22 February 1809 - 12 November 1880) was a revolutionary author who resided mainly in Germany and the United States.
Karl Krolow Karl Krolow was a German poet and translator.
Karl Ludwig von Knebel Karl Ludwig von Knebel (November 30, 1744 – February 23, 1834) was a German poet and translator.
Karl Mayer (poet) Karl Friedrich Hartmann Mayer was a German jurist and poet of the Swabian school of poets, the circle of Justinus Kerner and the Serach poets' circle under count Alexander von Württemberg.
Leopold Schefer Leopold Schefer (July 30, 1784 in Muskau - February 13, 1862 in Muskau), German poet, novelist, and composer, was born in a small town in Upper Lusatia (then under Saxon rule), only child of a p...
Lippmann Moses Büschenthal Lippmann Moses Büschenthal (born 1784 in Strassbourg, died 27 December 1818) was a German rabbi, poet and dramatist.
Lisel Mueller Lisel Mueller (born February 8, 1924) is an American poet.
Lotte H. Eisner Lotte H. Eisner (5 March 1896 – 25 November 1983, Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris) was a German-French film critic, historian, writer and poet.
Ludwig Achim von Arnim Ludwig Achim (or Joachim) von Arnim (26 January 1781 – 21 January 1831) was a German poet and novelist born in Berlin.
Ludwig Derleth Ludwig Derleth (3 November 1870 – 13 January 1948) was a German writer.
Ludwig Eichrodt Ludwig Eichrodt (February 2, 1827, Durlach bei Karlsruhe – February 2, 1892, Lahr) was a German poet and dramatist.
Ludwig Gotthard Kosegarten Ludwig Gotthard Kosegarten (1 February 1758 – 26 October 1818), also known as Ludwig Theobul or Ludwig Theoboul, was a German poet and Lutheran preacher.
Ludwig Heinrich von Nicolai Ludwig Heinrich von Nicolai (better: Nicolay) (1737-1820) (after adopting Orthodoxy Андрей Львович) was a poet of the Enlightenment, librarian, secretary, academician and the President of the S...
Ludwig Helmbold Ludwig Helmbold (21 January 1532 – 8 April 1598) was a poet of Lutheran chorales.
Ludwig Pfau Karl Ludwig Pfau (August 25, 1821 – April 12, 1894) was a German poet, journalist, and revolutionary.
Ludwig Rellstab Heinrich Friedrich Ludwig Rellstab (13 April 179927 November 1860) was a German poet and music critic.
Ludwig Uhland Johann Ludwig Uhland (26 April 1787 – 13 November 1862), was a German poet, philologist and literary historian.
Luise von Ploennies Luise von Ploennies (7 November 1803 – 22 January 1872) was a German poet born at Hanau, the daughter of the naturalist Johann Philipp Achilles Leisler.
Lutz Rathenow Lutz Rathenow (born 22 September 1952 in Jena) is a dissident German writer and poet who was haunted by the Secret Police until the German reunification.
Maler Müller Friedrich Müller (13 January 1749 – 23 April 1825), German poet, dramatist and painter from the Electoral Palatinate, is best known for his slightly sentimental prose idylls on country life.
Manfred Osten Manfred Osten (born January 19, 1938) is a German poet and cultural historian.
Maria Stona Maria Stona; Marie Scholz; born Stonawski was a Silesian German writer and poet.
Marianne Bruns Marianne Bruns (31 August 1897 – 1 January 1994) was a twentieth-century German novelist and poet.
Marie Luise Kaschnitz Marie Luise Kaschnitz (born Marie Luise von Holzing-Berslett; 31 January 1901 – 10 October 1974) was a German short story writer, novelist, essayist and poet.
Mario Ramos (actor) Mario Ramos (born June 30, 1973 in Salamanca) is a Spanish-born German actor and poet.
Max von Schenkendorf Gottlob Ferdinand Maximilian Gottfried von Schenkendorf (Born 11 December 1783 in Tilsit in East Prussia; Died 11 December 1817 in Koblenz) was a German poet, born in Tilsit and educated at Köni...
Max Waldau Richard Georg Spiller von Hauenschild, better known by his pseudonym Max Waldau (10 March 1825 – 20 January 1855), was a German poet and novelist.
Maximilian Kronberger Maximilian Kronberger, known familiarly as Maximin (April 15, 1888 — April 16, 1904), was a German poet and a significant figure in the literary circle of Stefan George (the so‑calle...
May Ayim May Ayim (3 May 1960 in Hamburg – 9 August 1996 in Berlin; original name: Sylvia Opitz) was an Afro-German poet, educator, and activist.
Meister Rumelant Meister Rumelant or Rumslant (c. 1273after 1286 or 1287) was a Middle High German lyric poet.
Melchior Acontius Melchior Acontius (1515, Oberursel (Taunus) - 22 June 1569) was a German poet at the beginning of the 16th century.
Michael Beer (poet) Michael Beer (August 19, 1800, Berlin – March 22, 1833, Munich) was a German Jewish poet, author and playwright.
Michael Franck Michael Franck (16 March 1609 – 24 September 1667) was a German baker, teacher, poet, and composer.
Michael Kongehl Michael Kongehl (19 March 1646 – 1 November 1710) was a German baroque poet.
Michael Krüger (writer) Michael Krüger (born December 9, 1943 in Wittgendorf) is a German writer, publisher and translator.
Mike Rose (painter) Mike Rose (* November 22, 1932 in Grünenplan near Delligsen, Lower Saxony; † August 16, 2006 in Bamberg, Bavaria; birth name Klaus Viktor Gottfried Rose) was a German painter, set designer u...
Mina Witkojc Mina Witkojc (28 May 1893, in Burg – 11 November 1975, in Kolkwitz) was a Sorbian poet.
Minna Kleeberg Minna Cohen Kleeberg (born in Elmshorn, Holstein, Germany, July 21, 1841; died in New Haven, Connecticut, December 31, 1878) was a German-American poet.
Moritz Hartmann Moritz Hartmann (October 15, 1821 - May 13, 1872) was a German poet and author.
Moritz von Strachwitz Moritz Karl Wilhelm Anton Graf von Strachwitz (13 March 1822 – 11 December 1847) was a German lyric poet.
Munich Cosmic Circle The Munich Cosmic Circle was a group of writers and intellectuals in Munich, Germany at the turn of the 20th century, based around the mystic Alfred Schuler.
Nataly von Eschstruth Nataly von Eschstruth (17 May 1860, Hofgeismar, Electorate of Hesse – 1 December 1939, Schwerin) was the pen name of the German novelist Nataly von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff.
Nelly Sachs Nelly Sachs (10 December 1891 – 12 May 1970) was a Jewish German poet and playwright whose experiences resulting from the rise of the Nazis in World War II Europe transformed her into a poignant...
Niclas Müller Niclas Müller (born in Langenau, near Ulm, Germany, in 15 November 1809; died in New York City, 14 August 1875) was a German-American poet.
Nicolas Born Nicolas Born (December 31, 1937 in Duisburg – December 7, 1979 in Lüchow-Dannenberg) was a German writer.
Nikolaus Becker Nikolaus Becker (8 October 1809 in Bonn - 28 August 1845 in the Hünshoven district of Geilenkirchen) was a German lawyer and writer.
Nora Bossong Nora Bossong (born 9 January 1982 in Bremen) is a German writer.
Norbert Hummelt Norbert Hummelt (born in 1962 in Neuss) is a German poet, essayist and translator.
Novalis Novalis was the pseudonym of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg (May 2, 1772 – March 25, 1801), a poet, author, and philosopher of early German Romanticism.
Oda Schaefer Oda Schaefer (really Oda Lange, born December 21, 1900 in Berlin-Wilmersdorf as Oda Krus; died September 4, 1988 in Munich) was a German writer and journalist.
Oskar Maria Graf Oskar Maria Graf (22 July 1894 – 28 June 1967) was a German author.
Oskar Panizza Leopold Hermann Oskar Panizza was a German psychiatrist and avant-garde author, playwright, novelist, poet, essayist, publisher and literary journal editor.
Oskar Pastior Oskar Pastior (October 20, 1927 – October 4, 2006) was a Romanian-born German poet and translator.
Oskar von Redwitz Oskar Freiherr von Redwitz (28 June 1823 – 6 July 1891) was a German poet from Lichtenau, Bavaria.
Otto Erich Hartleben Otto Erich Hartleben (3 June 1864 – 11 February 1905) was a German poet and dramatist from Clausthal, known for his translation of Pierrot Lunaire.
Otto Friedrich Gruppe Otto Friedrich Gruppe (15 April 1804 – 7 January 1876) was a German philosopher, scholar-poet and philologist who served as secretary of the Preussische Akademie der Künste in Berlin.
Otto Heinrich von Loeben Ferdinand August Otto Heinrich, Graf von Loeben (18 August 1786, Dresden — 3 April 1825, Dresden) was a German writer.
Peter Rühmkorf Peter Rühmkorf (Dortmund, 25 October 1929 – Roseburg, Schleswig-Holstein, 8 June 2008) was a German writer who significantly influenced German post-war literature.
Philipp Agricola Philipp Agricola (fl. 1571–1594) was a German poet and dramatist.
Philipp Mainländer Philipp Mainländer (October 5, 1841 April 1, 1876) was a German poet and philosopher.
Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist, poet, playwright, mathematician, and astronomer, born at Erzingen, today part of Balingen in Württemberg, where his father was parish minister.
Philipp Nicolai Philipp Nicolai (10 August 1556 – 26 October 1608) was a German Lutheran pastor, poet, and composer, author of two famous hymns: "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" and "Wie schön leuchtet der Mor...
Philipp Spitta (poet) Karl Johann Philipp Spitta (1 August 1801 – 28 September 1859) was a German Protestant religious poet.
Philipp von Zesen Philipp von Zesen, also Filip Cösius or Caesius (8 October 1619 – 13 November 1689) was a German poet, hymnist and writer.
Picander Picander was the pseudonym of Christian Friedrich Henrici (January 14, 1700 – May 10, 1764), a German poet and librettist for many of the cantatas which Johann Sebastian Bach composed in L...
Quirinus Kuhlmann Quirinus Kuhlmann (February 25, 1651 – October 4, 1689) was a German Baroque poet and mystic.
Rainer Hesse (poet) Rainer Hesse (born March 28, in Königsberg, today Kaliningrad) is a German poet and author of scholarly publications.
Reiner Kunze Reiner Kunze (born 16 August 1933, in Oelsnitz, Erzgebirge, Saxony) is a German writer and GDR dissident.
Reinhard Döhl Reinhard Döhl (16 September 1934 – 29 May 2004) was a German writer and scholar in the fields of literature and media studies, also remembered as a poet and artist.
Reinhold Schneider Reinhold Schneider (born in Baden-Baden on May 13, 1903; died in Freiburg im Breisgau on April 6, 1958) was a German poet who also wrote novels.
Reinhold Solger Reinhold Ernst Friedrich Karl Solger (5 July 1817 Stettin - 11 January 1866 Washington, D. C.) was a historian, novelist, poet, political activist and lecturer.
Reinmar of Hagenau Reinmar of Hagenau (Reinmar von Hagenau; died before 1210) was a German minnesinger of the twelfth century, surnamed in the MSS. der Alte (the old) to distinguish him from later poets of tha...
Reinmar von Zweter Reinmar von Zweter (also spelled Reymar von Zwetel, Reymar von Zweten, Römer von Zwickau, Ehrenbote, born around 1200 in Zeutern, today known as Ubstadt-Weiher, Germany; ...
Ricarda Huch Ricarda Huch (July 18, 1864 – November 17, 1947) was a pioneering German intellectual.
Richard Dehmel Richard Fedor Leopold Dehmel (18 November 1863 – 8 February 1920) was a German poet and writer.
Richard Huelsenbeck Carl Wilhelm Richard Hülsenbeck (April 23, 1892April 20, 1974) was a German poet, writer and drummer born in Frankenau, Hessen-Nassau.
Robert Gernhardt Robert Gernhardt (13 December 1937 – 30 June 2006) was a German writer, painter, caricaturist and poet.
Robert Reinick Robert Reinick (22 February 1805 – 7 February 1852) was a German painter and poet, associated with the Düsseldorf school of painting.
Rolf Dieter Brinkmann Rolf Dieter Brinkmann (April 16, 1940 – April 23, 1975) was a German writer of poems, short stories, a novel, essays, letters, and diaries.
Rosa Maria Assing Rosa Maria Antonetta Paulina Assing (née Varnhagen; 28 May 1783, Düsseldorf – 22 January 1840, Hamburg) was a German lyric poet, prose-writer, educator, translator and silhouette artist.
Rose Ausländer Rose Ausländer (May 11, 1901 – January 3, 1988), maiden name Rosalie Beatrice Scherzer, was a Jewish German- and English language poet.
Tamara Ehlert Tamara Ehlert, aka Tamara Traumann (born 28 December 1921, in Königsberg, now Kaliningrad; died 8 September 2008, in Munich) was a German writer and lyricist.
Thaddäus Troll Hans Bayer, known by the pseudonym Thaddäus Troll, (18 March 1914 – 5 July 1980) was a German journalist and writer and one of the most prominent modern poets in the Swabian German dialect.
Theo Breuer Theo Breuer (born March 30, 1956) is a German poet, essayist, editor, translator and publisher.
Theodor Creizenach Theodor Creizenach (born April 17, 1818, Mainz - December 6, 1877, Frankfurt) was a German Jewish poet and historian of literature.
Theodor Körner (author) Carl Theodor Körner (* September 23, 1791 – August 26, 1813) was a German poet and soldier.
Thomas Kling Thomas Kling (June 5, 1957 – April 1, 2005) was a German poet.
Thomas Murner Thomas Murner (24 December 1475 – c. 1537) was a German satirist, poet and translator.
Thorsten Kaye Thorsten Kaye (born Thorsten Ernst Kieselbach on 22 February 1966 in Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany) is a German-British actor.
Till Lindemann Till Lindemann (born 4 January 1963) is a German musician, actor, and poet.
Titus Ullrich Titus Ullrich was a German poet, dramatist, art critic and literary critic from the County of Kladsko.
Ulrich von Türheim Ulrich von Türheim was a German writer from the Augsburg area writing during the first half of the 13th century.
Ulrich von Zatzikhoven Ulrich von Zatzikhoven was the author of the Middle High German Arthurian romance Lanzelet.
Ursula Krechel Ursula Krechel (born 4 December 1947) is a German writer.
Uta-Maria Heim Uta-Maria Heim (born 14 October, 1963) is a German writer.
Viktor de Kowa Viktor de Kowa (also spelled Victor de Kowa, born Victor Paul Karl Kowalczyk; 8 March 1904 – 8 April 1973) was a German stage and film actor, chanson singer, director, narrator and c...
Volker Strübing Volker Strübing (born 22 April 1971 in Sondershausen, Thuringia) is a German book author and songwriter.
W. G. Sebald W. G. (Winfried Georg) "Max" Sebald (18 May 1944 – 14 December 2001) was a German writer and academic.
Walter Bauer (writer) Walter Bauer (November 4, 1904, in Merseburg, Germany – December 23, 1976, in Toronto, Canada) was a biographer, novelist and poet.
Walter Flex Walter Flex (6 July 1887 – 16 October 1917) was a German author responsible for Wanderer zwischen beiden Welten (The Wanderer between Two Worlds), a stunning war novel dealing with theme...
Walter Hasenclever Walter Hasenclever (8 July 1890 – 22 June 1940) was a German Expressionist poet and playwright.
Wilhelm Busch Heinrich Christian Wilhelm Busch (15 April 1832 – 9 January 1908) was a German humorist, poet, illustrator and painter.
Wilhelm Ehmer Wilhelm Ehmer (August 1, 1896 – June 16, 1976) was a German poet.
Wilhelm Hauff Wilhelm Hauff (29 November 1802 – 18 November 1827) was a German poet and novelist.
Wilhelm Holzamer Wilhelm Holzamer (born in Nieder-Olm, Rhenish Hesse, 28 March 1870; died in Berlin, 28 August 1907) was a German novelist and short-story writer.
Wilhelm Jensen Wilhelm Hermann Jensen (15 February 1837 – 24 November 1911) was a German writer and poet.
Wilhelm Molitor Wilhelm Molitor (pseudonyms Ulric Riesler and Benno Bronner) (born at Zweibrücken in the Rhine Palatinate, 24 August 1819; died at Speyer, 11 January 1880) was a German poet, novelist, canon l...
Wilhelm Müller Wilhelm Müller (October 7, 1794 – September 30, 1827) was a German lyric poet.
Wilhelm Nienstädt Wilhelm Nienstädt (16 October 1784, Geitelde (now Braunschweig) — 28 April 1862, Wolfenbüttel) was a Prussian educator and writer.
Wilhelm Ulbrich Wilhelm Ulbrich was a German journalist and regional poet of Thuringia.
Wilhelm Waiblinger Wilhelm Waiblinger (21 November 1804 – 17 or 30 January 1830) was a German romantic poet, mostly remembered today in connection with Friedrich Hölderlin.
Wilhelm Weigand Wilhelm Weigand (13 March 1862 in Gissigheim, Baden-Württemberg – 20 December 1949 in Munich) was a German Neoromanticism and Realism period poet and writer.
Willibald Alexis Willibald Alexis, the pseudonym of Georg Wilhelm Heinrich Häring, was a German historical novelist.
Wolfdietrich Schnurre Wolfdietrich Schnurre (22 August 1920, Frankfurt am Main, Germany – 9 June 1989, Kiel, Germany) was a German writer.
Wolfgang Borchert Wolfgang Borchert (20 May 1921 – 20 November 1947) was a German author and playwright whose work was affected by his experience of dictatorship and his service in the Wehrmacht during the Second...
Wolfgang Franz von Kobell Wolfgang Xavier Franz Ritter von Kobell (July 19, 1803 – November 11, 1882) was a German mineralogist and writer of short stories and poems in Bavarian dialect.
Wolfgang Hilbig Wolfgang Hilbig (born in Meuselwitz on 31 August 1941; died in Berlin on 2 June 2007) was a German author.
Wolfgang Kirchbach Ernst Wolfgang Kirchbach (born London, England, 18 September 1857; died Bad Nauheim, 8 September 1906) was a German critic and writer.
Wolfgang Menzel Wolfgang Menzel (June 26, 1798 - April 23, 1873), German poet, critic and literary historian, was born at Waldenburg (Wałbrzych) in Silesia.
Wolfgang Müller von Königswinter Wolfgang Müller von Königswinter (15 March 1816 in Königswinter – 29 June 1873 in Bad Neuenahr) was a German novelist and poet.