Ludwig Aurbacher

Intro German author
A.K.A. Aurbacher
Was Writer
From Germany
Type Literature
Gender male
Birth 26 August 1784, Türkheim, Germany
Death 25 May 1847, Munich, Germany (aged 62 years)
Star sign Virgo

Ludwig Aurbacher (26 August 1784 – 25 May 1847) was a German teacher and writer. He became famous for his stories about The Seven Swabians.


He was born in Türkheim, Bavaria, the son of a poor nailsmith. He wanted to become a Catholic clergyman. He attended the school in Landsberg am Lech and was a choirboy for one year. In 1795 he attended the Benedictine seminary in Munich, where he graduated from high school. After that he entered the Ottobeuren Abbey as a novice in 1801. After the dissolution of this abbey, he went to the abbey in Wiblingen, a district of Ulm. In 1803 he left the Benedictine order. From 1804 to 1808 he was a tutor for the chancellor von Weckbecker in Ottobeuren and from 1809 to 1834 professor of German and Aesthetics at the Kadettencorps in Munich. The work of Aurbacher covers a wide range. From pedagogy, psychology, philology and religion to poetry. He became famous for his Ein Volksbüchlein, a treasure chest of Swabian folk poetry. In his birthplace Türkheim in the Allgäu, a special room in the Sieben-Schwaben-Museum (Museum of the Seven Swabians) is reminiscent of the author. The Ludwig-Aurbacher-Mittelschule and the Ludwig-Aurbacher-Straße are named after him.

Selected works

Einœ Volksbüchlein. Dieœ Geschichte des ewigen Juden, die Abenteuer der sieben Schwaben, nebst vielen andern erbaulichen und ergötzlichen Historien. 1. Band. München, 1835 Einœ Volksbüchlein. Enthaltend die Legende von St. Christoph, die Wanderungen des Spiegelschwaben, nebst vielen andern erbaulichen und ergötzlichen Historien . 2. Band. München, 1832 Schriftproben in oberschwäbischer Mundart. München, 1841

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