Alexander Christian Friedrich of Württemberg

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Alexander Count of Württemberg
Serach poets' circle. From left: Theobald Kerner, Nikolaus Lenau, Gustav Schwab, Count Alexander von Württemberg, Karl Mayer, Justinus Kerner, Friederike Kerner, Ludwig Uhland, Karl August Varnhagen von Ense
Memorial stone in front of Serach Castle

Alexander Christian Friedrich Count von Württemberg (born November 5, 1801 in Copenhagen , † July 7, 1844 in Wildbad ) was a German poet and officer.


Alexander von Württemberg was the son of Duke Wilhelm Friedrich , a brother of King Friedrich I of Württemberg .

He trained to be a career officer. Then he was a lieutenant colonel in the 3rd Württemberg cavalry regiment. The regiment was stationed in Esslingen am Neckar , where Alexander von Württemberg lived in the Obere Palmsche Palais on the market.

The Serach Castle served as his summer residence . There he met with poets such as Emma Niendorf , Gustav Schwab , Theobald Kerner , Justinus Kerner , Ludwig Uhland and Hermann Kurz . These meetings were also called Serach Poets' Circle .

He had a deep friendship, especially with Nikolaus Lenau , as he shared Weltschmerz and melancholy with him, which shaped his condition from 1832 onwards.

In 1844 he died of a stroke in Wildbad . He was buried in the collegiate church in Stuttgart .

He left behind the lyrical collection Voices of the Time , the incomplete comedy Salvator Rosa in Rome , as well as individual poems and letters to personalities such as Countess Marie von Taubenheim and Carl Christian Friedrich Weckherlin .


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