Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (E. T. A. Hoffmannn)

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann

Biography Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (1776 - 1822)

German romantic storyteller, poet, author of musical works and magistrate

Also known as: E. T. A. Hoffmannn.
Also called: Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann.
Was born on 24 jan 1776.
Died on 25 jun 1822, at 46 years old.
Origin country Germany

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann - in fact Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, the third first name was later chosen by the author out of admiration for Mozart - was a German romantic writer, composer and painter.
Famous especially as a prose writer, he cultivated the short story genre, the fantasy genre and the cult fairy tale. Due to his musical training, he also worked as a librettist, theorist and music critic. Some of his most famous stories and tales are Dwarf - also known as Cinnabar, The Nutcracker, The Devil's Elixirs, The Golden Pitcher and Miss Scudery.

He was born in Königsberg, East Prussia (now Kaliningrad) on January 24, 1776.
He died in Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia (from spinal cord injury) on June 25, 1822.
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