E. T. A. Hoffmann

E. T. A. Hoffmann
1776 - 1822

E. T. A. Hoffmann  German Writer


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First Name Ernst
Middle Name Theodor Amadeus
Last Name Hoffmann
Full Name at Birth Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
Alternative Name Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann
Age 46 (age at death) years
Birthday 24th January, 1776
Birthplace Königsberg, East Prussia, Kingdom of Prussia
Died 25th June, 1822
Place of Death Berlin, Brandenburg, Kingdom of Prussia
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality German
Occupation Text Jurist, author, composer, music critic, artist
Occupation Writer
Music Genre (Text) Fantasy

Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann (commonly abbreviated as E. T. A. Hoffmann; born Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann; 24 January 1776 – 25 June 1822), was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist. His stories form the basis of Jacques Offenbach's famous opera The Tales of Hoffmann, in which Hoffmann appears (heavily fictionalized) as the hero. He is also the author of the novella The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, on which the famous ballet The Nutcracker is based. The ballet Coppélia is based on two other stories that Hoffmann wrote, while Schumann's Kreisleriana is based on Hoffmann's character Johannes Kreisler.

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