Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen





Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen

Author profile


born
in Gelnhausen, Germany
January 01, 1622

died
August 17, 1676

gender
male

genre


About this author

Grimmelshausen was born at Gelnhausen. At the age of ten he was kidnapped by Hessian soldiery, and in their midst tasted the adventures of military life in the Thirty Years' War. At its close, Grimmelshausen entered the service of Franz Egon von Fürstenberg, bishop in Straßburg and in 1665 was made Schultheiss (magistrate) at Renchen in Baden.

On obtaining this appointment, he devoted himself to literary pursuits, and in 1668 published Der abenteuerliche Simplicissimus Teutsch, d.h. die Beschreibung des Lebens eines seltsamen Vaganten, genannt Melchior Sternfels von Fuchsheim, the greatest German novel of the 17th century. For this work he took as his model the picaresque romances of Spain, already to some extent known in Germany. Simpliciss...more


Average rating: 3.64 · 692 ratings · 40 reviews · 25 distinct works · Similar authors
Simplicissimus
by
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 635 ratings — published 1669 — 95 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Life of Courage
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 1669 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Courasche / Springinsfeld /...
by
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
La Pícara Coraje & Encuentr...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2009
Rate this book
Clear rating
Das wunderbarliche Vogel-Nest
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tearaway
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2003
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dietwalt und Amelinde
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1967 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Rathsstübel Plutonis
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
Galgen-Männlin
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
Bart-Krieg
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2011
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Catching up on Cl...: Forgotten Classics 3 49 Aug 22, 2013 10:16AM  
Gigi's Company: The Book Excerpt Game 1674 112 5 hours, 47 min ago