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Heinrich Heine birth place

Address

Bolkerstraße 53 (old town)
Tel. +49 211 311 25 22

A reading in the Heinrich Heine birth place
Heine Haus

Interesting facts

Heinrich Heine (1797 – 1856), considered the most important German poet between Romanticism and Realism, was born in the rear part of the property. 

Restored in 2006, the birthplace of Heinrich Heine is a centre for literature called 'Heine Haus' which is run collaboratively by the bookshop Literaturhandlung Müller & Böhm together with the city of Düsseldorf and the association Förderverein Heine Haus e.V.

The bookshop is located at the front of the building and author readings regularly take place in the room at the back.

Heinrich Heine
Heinrich Heine

Curriculum

13.12.1797
Born on Bolker Straße in Düsseldorf as son of the Jewish drapery merchant Samson Heine

1810 -1814
Lyzeum Düsseldorf (now Görres-Gymnasium), leaves  school in 1814 before completion of his studies

1815

Commercial training in Frankfurt/Main

1816
Works at the bank of his wealthy uncle in Hamburg
Law studies in Bonn

1820
Moves to Göttingen, expelled because of a duelling delict

1821 - 1823
Studies in Berlin

1828
Stays in Munich, then travels to Italy. Death of his father, returns to Hamburg

1829
Hamburg, Berlin and Potsdam, on Helgoland and again in Hamburg

1830
Lives in Hamburg and Wansbeck, travels again to Helgoland

1831
Moves to Paris, where he takes up permanent residence and works as a correspondent of  the 'Allgemeine Zeitung' and various French journals. Gets to know Balzac, Berlioz, Chopin, Dumas, Victor Hugo, Liszt, Nerval, George Sand and others

1832

Goethe's death, 'Hambacher Fest' (democratic manifestation)

1834
Meets Mathilde, his future wife

1835
The German Bundestag (lower house of German federal parliament) prohibits the writings of  Junges Deutschland and also Heine's books. - The French government grants him a pension. Heine continues to have his books printed in Germany

1841

Marries Crescentia Eugenie (Mathilde) Mirat at Saint-Sulpice

1842
Autumn journey to Hamburg, first visit since 1831. At the end of the year he meets Marx in Paris.

1844
Second and last visit to Hamburg. 'Germany. A winter tale' appears in 'Neue Gedichte' (new poems). Heine's uncle Salomon dies. Begin of heritage dispute

1848
Contracts spinal consumption and is soon confined to his bed, his 'mattress grave'

1851
Writes his second will (the first one was written in 1846)

1855
Shortly before his death, friendship with Mouche, his last love

17.02.1856
Heine dies in Paris, Avenue Matignon 3

20.02.1856
Burial in the cemetery of Montmartre