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Ernst Hoffmann
(1776-1822)

Other names: Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann,[J92] Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann,[J92] E.T.A. Hoffmann[J92]

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Writer, composer, and painter.[J92]
Educated in law.[J92]
A Prussian law officer in the Polish provinces, 1800-06.[J92]
Changed one of his middle names in homage to W.A. Mozart, c. 1813.[J92]
Conductor, critic, and theatrical musical director in Bamberg and Dresden, 1806-14.[J92]
Became a writer of mostly fantasy and Gothic horror stories.[J92]
Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, Delibes' Coppélia, Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Hindemith's Cardillac, and Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann are based on his stories.[J92]

Place of birth: Königsberg, Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia)[J92]
Place of death: Berlin[J92]


 

 

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